WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder successfully defended his title as he knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Deontay Wilder started the round like his usual self, throwing the long jabs, he hit Dominic with few clean shots and sends him into the corner, but Dominic comes back with his own hard right hand, which wobbles him a little, but it doesn’t take long as Wilder lands a clean a looping right hand to the jaw that drops Breazeale. He tries to get up, but couldn’t beat the referee’s count.
Deontay Wilder now improves his record to 41-0-1 with 40 knockouts.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Wilder is ok by me, #boxing is made by characters like him. Wilder is never dull, I appreciate guys like him — they make things interesting
— Steve Kim (@StevESPNKim) May 19, 2019
My goodness. This photo of Dominic Breazeale after the Deontay Wilder KO pic.twitter.com/YRCe9oOvgr
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 19, 2019
Deontay Wilder puts Dominic Breazeale on the mat with a vicious knockout just 2:17 into the first round. He retains his WBC heavyweight title.
For Wilder, it's his 40th career KO in his 42nd fight.
His career record now stands at 41-0-1. pic.twitter.com/ZzL4mUPlWh
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 19, 2019
Deontay Wilder has, “Mike Tyson on cocaine” power.
— Coach Larry (@CoachLRJ) May 19, 2019
Deontay Wilder just one-punch KOed Dominic Breazeale at 2:17 of round 1, a flush right hand on the chin that left the mandatory challenger laid out for the count. Knockout of the Year! #WilderBreazeale
— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) May 19, 2019
Tyson Fury deserves to be in the mix. But Joshua-Wilder is the biggest fight in boxing and the biggest heavyweight fight this century. Enough already — make a deal.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) May 19, 2019
Hey I know Inoue was unreal today but I'm sorry Wilder stole the day IMO. That soul crushing right hand is what we all really watch for
— Vince Cummings (@VinceCummings81) May 19, 2019
I don't know if Wilder ever threw a better right hand in his life, in the gym or in a fight. That was a sledgehammer.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) May 19, 2019
🗣️ Deontay Wilder: "It's one thing to say something, and it's another thing to actually do it. Tonight that didn't happen and I'm happy that it didn't happen. He gets to go home back to his family."
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 19, 2019
That shot breazeal got knocked out with is the same shot @Tyson_Fury took and got up from acting like nothing happened. Wilders power is something, furys chin and determination is also something interesting
— Ohara Davies (@OharaDavies) May 19, 2019
Lmaooo look at what Deontay Wilder did to this man’s jaw 😱🙈
— Bronze Bomber Marketing (@PabloEscobarner) May 19, 2019
— BOXING CORNER 2️⃣4️⃣/7️⃣ (@boxingcorner247) May 19, 2019
— The Doctor of Philosophy (@shahmiah8888) May 19, 2019
Everybody : We want to see Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder next
Anthony Joshua : pic.twitter.com/iVYLYEFtNc
— Christian Hall (@SpazzLion) May 19, 2019
— мυѕαв (@musab_mirza) May 19, 2019
When Deontay Wilder knocked out Dominic Breazeale. pic.twitter.com/sZDkaDsoqc
— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) May 19, 2019
DEONTAY WILDER IS A BAAAAAD MAN!!!!!! #BOOOOOOMBSQUAD
— Damien Harris (@DHx34) May 19, 2019
— 89 (@shanuddin889) May 19, 2019
Announcer just said Deontay Wilder put Dominic Breazeale’s body in airplane mode. When I say I’m weak I’m fuckin WEAK😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂
— Brandon Brooks (@bbrooks_79) May 19, 2019
Deontay Wilder is the baddest motherfucker on earth pic.twitter.com/oXUXfxkXJY
— Tyler R. Tynes (@TylerRickyTynes) May 19, 2019
Dom joining an impressive crew of Wilder KO1 victims pic.twitter.com/FUgczm5j30
— Jim, I Gotta Tell Ya (@BoxrecGrey) May 19, 2019
NO decision tonight! Wilder wins quickly. Dominic got hit with a hard right hand.
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) May 19, 2019
Here’s a replay of Wilder’s knockout of Breazeale: pic.twitter.com/g8XOi0lcl8
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) May 19, 2019
The body Wilder got on his record has C cups
— DICK HERCULES (@RatCatcherMpls) May 19, 2019
Wilder wanted to watch the game
— Wale (@Wale) May 19, 2019
OmG!!!! Wilder slept that Man!!!
— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) May 19, 2019
Holy smokes. Deontay Wilder wins via first round KO. What a showman.
Bring on Fury 2. Please! (I’ll take Joshua, too.)
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 19, 2019
CAN WE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET WILDER-JOSHUA NEXT
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) May 19, 2019