The punch and subsequent knockout arrived during the first round, shortly after the two minute mark.
DEONTAY WILDER WITH THE 1ST ROUND KO! 🥊 pic.twitter.com/Ix1MkWyMaH— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 19, 2019
The slow mo of Deontay Wilder’s KO 😳😳😳pic.twitter.com/guS35Z5R1Z— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 19, 2019
The fight took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
While speaking about his then-upcoming fight against Breazeale, Wilder said: "This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time...so why not use my right to do so?" The boxer faced condemnation for the comments.
Deontay Wilder on the Dominic Breazeale fight: “His life is on the line for this fight and I do mean his life.” Later adds “I’m still trying to get me a body on my record.” #WilderBreazeale pic.twitter.com/k7kg3xZpaV— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) May 15, 2019
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman called the comments "regrettable and completely against the spirit of our sport."
I have seen Deontay Wilder comments which are regrettable and completely against the spirit of our sport. I have known Wilder for a long time and he is not the person he portrays in such comments. His metaphors are against the WBC code of ethics and will be addressed in a hearing— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) May 16, 2019