Deontay Wilder Defeats Dominic Breazeale With First-Round KO

The fight took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 18: Deontay Wilder punches Dominic Breazeale during their bout for Wilder's WBC heavyweight title at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) held on to his WBC heavyweight title by knocking out Dominic Breazeale (20-2, 18 KOs) with a brutal right hand on Saturday night.

The punch and subsequent knockout arrived during the first round, shortly after the two minute mark. 

The slow mo of Deontay Wilder’s KO 😳😳😳

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 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

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

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