Deontay Wilder easily dispatches of Dominic Breazeale in one round!
Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1 39KOs) vs Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18KOs) should be an excellent fight while it lasts due to the bad blood between both men.
The beef started in 2017 after Wilder’s title defense against Gerald Washington, where both fighters families and entourages got into a scuffle.
It later lead to a lawsuit by Breazeale that would eventually be dropped. Since then, both men have exchanged verbal barbs culminating in Wilder saying he’d be happy to “catch a body” fighting the challenger.
This would lead to the WBC conducting an investigation and requesting their champion tone down his rhetoric.
Both fighters start off fast, which isn’t a great idea for Breazeale. He’s way too slow and getting hit pretty flush to the head and body. Wilder lands a grazing right-hand to the challenger’s head, staggering him across the ring.
Breazeale gets out of danger landing a counter left hook that backs Wilder off of him. Breazeale begins stalking the champ in a very disrespectful manner, and then……..BOOM! Wilder sends him to the canvas with a right-hand that ends matters.
The post-fight matched the WBC champion’s personality; bombastic and chaotic. To the surprise of anyone watching, Wilder went over and hugged his fallen opponent.
After the buildup where there was so much disrespect, it was really disappointing to see Breazeale go out in one round after lasting eight with Anthony Joshua. His performance was as toothless as his lawsuit. Many were expecting more, including myself.
Then to make matters worse, the challenger declined to do a post-fight interview and tried to send his trainer Virgil Hunter to do the duty instead. Rightfully, Jim Gray ignored him and interviewed Luis Ortiz who entered the ring.
With Wilder making it clear that both Fury and Joshua fights being down the road, it appears the best fights we can hope for are Dillian Whyte (who should’ve been in there tonight), and a rematch with Luis Ortiz. As for Breazeale, he isn’t cut out for the top tier and has cemented his status as a gatekeeper.
By: Corey Cunningham