Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder somehow managed to raise his boxing allure to another level last night (Sat., May 18, 2019) live on Showtime PPV from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, when he finished title challenger Dominic Breazeale with a blistering right-hand knockout in the very first round.
Wilder was not expected to lose this title defense, but many believed Breazeale would at least get out of the first round. The shot that landed would have knocked out any heavyweight in the world, it just so happened that Breazeale was the one fighting Wilder tonight in Brooklyn.
Check out the knockout blow above.
Wilder, who is coming off a draw against undefeated English heavyweight Tyson Fury this past December, continues to prove to be one of the most entertaining fighters in combat sports. From his insane walkouts to his ferocious punching power, “Bronze Bomber” is entering a league of his own.
Even UFC superstar Conor McGregor weighed in on Wilder’s insane knockout finish via Twitter.
That was some demolition job at the Barclays center tonight! Wow #Power https://t.co/ZTJ0CbtFPp— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 19, 2019
“That was some demolition job at the Barclays Center tonight! Wow,” wrote McGregor.
It’s crazy to think Wilder can achieve even greater heights should he defeat Fury in a rematch or knock off WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in a long-awaited showdown.