Deontay Wilder is a man of his word. Earlier this week he said there was a puncher’s chance he could potentially end the life of Dominic Breazeale, and Saturday night he came pretty close as the fight didn’t get out of the first round.
Source: Here comes “Trouble.” And down he went. Mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale said all the right things in the buildup to Saturday’s heavyweight title bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But Deontay Wilder’s explosive right hand ultimately made all the bad blood shared between them a moot point. Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) added yet another violent finish to his career highlight reel with a brutal one-punch knockout at 2:17 of Round 1. Wilder, 33, made the ninth defense of the WBC title he originally captured in 2015.
First came the warning shots, and then Saturday night came the fury.
Deontay Wilder is a scary human pic.twitter.com/MnYga65Js9
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 15, 2019
Still can’t believe someone agrees to fight this guy. He is a scary human.
DEONTAY WILDER KO’s DOMINIC BREZEALE IN THE FIRST ROUND!!!! pic.twitter.com/pG1zwynfHI
— FiveFives (@fives_five) May 19, 2019