‘The Bronze Bomber is Back at it Again… He Obliterated Dominic Breazeale in the First Round of Their Fight With a Right Hand Rocket…
North Korea should just quit their nuclear missile programme right now. It would be surely much smarter to kidnap Deontay Wilder, hold his family hostage, and force the WBC champion to wreak havoc around the globe. That right hand should be illegal at this stage, or at least require military supervision.
Wilder had attracted controversy by saying he wanted to ‘kill’ a man inside the ring before this fight with Breazeale. Well, you can’t say that he didn’t try, because he managed to achieve his 20th first round KO and sent his opponent to sleep by way of near-decapitation.
Check out the frankly ludicrous end to this short fight below. Breazeale is probably still wondering how he got hit by a truck inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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As soon as he connects with Breazeale’s skull, Wilder was walking away. He knew as soon as that right hand landed that this one was all over. Wilder had started strong but Breazeale survived the early onslaught. Then Wilder softened him up with a hard right. He did take one hard shot from the challenger but swiftly moved in for the finish.
“I saw him slow up a little bit,” said Wilder, who landed nine of 35 punches on the night, compared to two of 10 for his opponent. “When I hit him with the right hand the first time, his body language changed. When you’ve been in with so many guys you can recognize body language.”
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Some thought that the stoppage was a bit early, but Brezeale felt that the referee had done his job well. Yes, he got back to his feet but he was clearly in cuckoo land because as soon as he stepped back he almost fell over again. His last defeat was against Britain’s Anthony Joshua and there will now be a huge clamour for Wilder to fight either him or Tyson Fury. Something has to give or fans are just going to turn away.
“I understand what Tyson Fury did,” Wilder said. “When you get dropped on the canvas like that I understand you have to get yourself back together. That’s what he did. But that fight will happen. The rematch will happen. Like all these other big fights are going to happen. I know a lot of people want to know when the Joshua fight is going to happen. The great thing is all these fights are in discussion. No doors are closed. All teams, all parties who are involved are talking.”
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Many were surprised to hear Wilder speaking about killing a man before this fight. Some thought it was in extremely poor taste and at odds with ‘The Bronze Bomber’s’ personality. After all, this is a man who entered the sport so that he could pay for his daughter’s hospital bills.
“Everything just came out of me tonight”, said Wilder. I know it’s been a big buildup, there’s been a lot of animosity and a lot of words that were said and it just came out of me tonight. That’s what makes boxing so great. I just told Breazeale I love him and of course I want to see him go home to his family. I know we say some things, but when you can fight a man and then you can hug him and kiss him, I wish the world was like that. We shake hands and we live to see another day and that’s what it’s all about.”