WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder knocks out Breazeale with a crushing right hand, last night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Deontay Wilder blasted Breazeale with a crushing right hand that knocked him out in the first round of the fight, winning his ninth WBC title defence as the crowd kept cheering him on.
Breazeale was left flat on his back after he was knocked out. The challenger tried getting up but the referee Harvey Dock waved an end to their scheduled 12-round. The “Showtime Championship Boxing” main event at 2:17 of the first round just as Breazeale wobbles to his feet.
Watch the moment when the knock out happened below.
Wilder made his ninth-straight title defense that began after an eight-year drought without an American heavyweight champion, the longest such spell in boxing history. Muhammad Ali never defended any belt more than 10 times; Joe Frazier never made more than nine defenses; same for Mike Tyson.
Deontay Wilder knocks out Breazeale with his right hand which are well known to pack as much power as any punch in modern boxing. Breazeale was believed to be the perfect opponent for Wilder for this championship and no one saw him getting knocked out in the first round.