After hinting at potentially retiring, former WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is back this weekend against a familiar face in his long-time sparring partner Robert Helenius. Gone are the aggressive soundbites and violent sentiments heading into fight week but the most important question given his comeback is, how will he fare against an in-form … Continue reading Deontay Wilder talks up Robert Helenius challenge before his long-awaited comeback on Oct. 15
In a trilogy bout with dramatic momentum shifts, Tyson Fury survived two fourth round knockdowns to defend his WBC strap, building up a plethora of sustained punishment before knocking out former champion Deontay Wilder with a looping right flattening him in R11.
Earlier this week, Deontay Wilder said Tyson Fury should be thankful for ‘feeding’ him. Oh, how quickly things can change. After being humbled with a R7 TKO defeat – the first loss of his pro career – Deontay’s sloppy display has propelled Fury further into dizzying heights and gifted him the WBC heavyweight strap too.
Down on the scorecards, being outboxed and looking uncomfortable throughout, Deontay Wilder needed just an unforgiving right-hand knockout in the final seconds of round seven to make history with his tenth consecutive title defence during the eagerly-anticipated rematch against Luis Ortiz.
Dillian Whyte survived a ninth-round knockdown and ended Oscar Rivas’ unbeaten record with a unanimous points victory to win the vacant WBC interim heavyweight title and officially become the mandatory challenger for Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt during an electric night at London’s 02 Arena.
After all of the pre-fight animosity between the pair, pledges and promises from both, Wilder picked Breazeale apart and finished him in brutal fashion before the first round had even been concluded – retaining his WBC heavyweight title with worrying ease.
Tyson Fury survived two knockdowns – one in the 9th round and a stunning blow in round 12 to earn a thrilling but deserved draw against WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder during a stunning spectacle at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Deontay Wilder survived a genuine scare in round seven to knockout Luis Ortiz, retaining his WBC Heavyweight title while keeping his unbeaten record intact. The 32-year-old also took time out to send a message to critics and potential competitors alike, as the division continues to become an intriguing prospect in 2018.
The former WBC heavyweight champion knocked former sparring partner Robert Helenius unconscious in Saturday night’s blisteringly brief main event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn: landing clean with a short sharp counter right-hand late in the first round of his comeback bout – 53 weeks on from his frenetic trilogy bout against current titlist Tyson … Continue reading Wilder calls out Usyk, Ruiz after sending Helenius to sleep with another blistering R1 KO
It wasn’t the most memorable heavyweight tussle, but former world champion Andy Ruiz Jr produced a trio of knockdowns and displayed troublesome punch power ending a 16-month layoff with a UD win over a gamely Luis Ortiz effort in Los Angeles. Afterwards, the 32-year-old reaffirmed his desire for activity before a fellow former world titlist … Continue reading Ruiz scores three knockdowns during UD win vs. Ortiz, Wilder ringside is open to possible bout
Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce’s near year-long absence was ended on Saturday with a fourth-round TKO win over Germany’s Christian Hammer. While it’s unclear whether former world titlist Joseph Parker faces him next in a WBO title eliminator as previously planned, the 36-year-old’s promoter Frank Warren likes the sound of a potential Deontay Wilder matchup.
596 days after their rematch saw an unbeaten streak emphatically ended, Deontay Wilder looks to reclaim gold against the always-jovial Tyson Fury this weekend, who expects to leave the US with a WBC title defence and boosted in pursuit of being crowned king of the heavyweights.