It took Deontay Wilder just two minutes and 17 seconds in the ring with Dominic Breazeale to retain his WBC Heavyweight title on Saturday night (Sunday local time) at the Barclays Center, New York.
Referee Harvey Dock waved off the fight after the Bronze Bomber delivered a devastating hook that sent Breazeale to the canvass and was unable to pick himself up as he was counted out.
IT’S OVER. WILDER KNOCKS OUT BREAZEALE I ROUND 1 pic.twitter.com/bJOAxBP2Hw
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) May 19, 2019
With just over two minutes gone in round one, the Referee broke off a grapple to allow the fight flow. In that moment, Wilder propped his opponent’s head with his left glove and swung a vicious right hook to sent his opponent carelessly to the canvas.
Breazeale was counted out and even when he got up, his feet bucked, wobbled as he attempted to gain consciousness; dazed to say the least.
It was definitely one of the fastest knock out wins for Wilder, who has now improved his record to 41 – 0 – 1 (40 KO).