Deontay Wilder obliterates Dominic Breazeale in the first round with a decisive punch


NEW YORK – This is "Trouble". And downstairs he went.

Competing challenger Dominic Breazeale said all he needed in the fight for the heavyweight title on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But Deontay Wilder's explosive right hand ended up questioning all the bad blood shared between them.

Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) added a new violent start to his career by making a brutal knockout at 1:17 of the first day. Wilder, 33, is the ninth defender of the WBC title. captured in 2015.

After a week of fighting full of controversy as Wilder was under fire for threatening Breazeale's life inside the ring and shared his hope of adding a corpse to his record, the Alabama-born slugger showed his scary and historic power in the first round.

"Everything just came out of me tonight," said Wilder. "I know there were a lot of words and animosity against each other and it just came out tonight.That's what makes boxing so great when we can have so much of things inside and just defeat. "

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Wilder vs. Breazeale card, results

Deontay Wilder (c) def. Dominic Breazeale via TKO in the first round
Gary Russell Jr. (c) def. Kiko Martinez via fifth round TKO (doctor's stop)
Juan Heraldez vs. Argenis Mendez ends in a draw (97-93 Heraldez, 95-95, 95-95)

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