Leading up to his title fight with Dominic Breazeale, the defending champion Deontay Wilder created some controversy by making statements that he wanted to kill his opponent. Fortunately Breazeale was okay after being knocked out in spectacular fashion; however, Wilder continues to demonstrate that getting into the ring with the reigning WBC heavyweight champion is hazardous to his opponents health.
While heavyweights throughout the division are aware of the devastating one punch knockout power in Wilder’s right hand, with each fight he is sending specific notice to his two main rival’s England’s Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Tyson Fury has already tasted the power of Wilder’s right hand, being dropped twice in route to a draw against the WBC heavyweight champion. While many fans and boxing writers felt Fury outboxed the WBC champion (this writer felt Wilder deserved the victory), the linear champion chose not to face Wilder in an immediate rematch to set the record straight. Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua have yet to face each other in the ring, but they now have two common opponents to compare and contrast, Eric Molina and Dominic Breazeale.
While it can be difficult to predict who will win based on common opponents, one thing seems to be without question in this case, Deontay Wilder is the hardest puncher in the heavyweight division! Even more importantly Deontay Wilder has demonstrated the ability to land his punch against every opponent and is equally dangerous from round one to round twelve. Immediately following his victory over Breazeale, Wilder against expressed his desire to face Joshua and Fury in fights the boxing public are waiting for.
As Deontay Wilder waits for the fights he needs to establish himself among the legends of the heavyweight division, he continues to build onto his impressive reign as WBC champion. With his one punch knockout of Dominic Breazeale, Wilder successfully defended the title for the ninth time, tying Mike Tyson, for the longest title reign by an American heavyweight in 30 years.