Marsellos Wilder gets knocked out in his fourth professional bout
Marsellos Wilder entered his fourth professional bout riding a wave provided by the popularity of his older brother. Many expected him to plow through opponents as a prospect en route to becoming a contender at heavyweight.
On the under-card of Keith Thurman vs Josesito Lopez, William Deets decided he would put a wrench in those plans.
Wilder had the fight in the bag. He controlled the entire bout, hurting Deets multiple times in the process. However, he made a critical mistake in the final round that seems to run in the family. While being a bit complacent, he widened his punches and took a combination straight down the middle in an attempt to land a hook.
The combination floored the 29 year-old who struggled to climb to his feet. As he seemed to have almost recovered, he stumbled again and nearly went through the ropes.
This prompted the referee to stop the contest a 2:35 seconds into the final round. William Deets, a journeyman with a losing record, celebrated what would be a monstrous victory for him.
This would mark the second undefeated prospect he would upset in a three-month span! Deets moves on while improving his record to 7-12 with 3 knockouts. While this win by no means puts him anywhere near getting a crack at a top fighter, it is an accomplishment he can be proud of.
As for Wilder, well, its back to the drawing board! Greats like Sergio Martinez Bernard Hopkins and even Manny Pacquiao have tasted defeat before establishing themselves as the best to ever lace them up!
By: EJ Williams