PHOTOSCENE: Wilder knocks out Breazeale in first round to defend WBC title

American boxer, Deontay Wilder produced a sensational first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale to retain his WBC world heavyweight title in New York on Sunday morning.

33-year-old Wilder flattened his fellow American with 43 seconds of the opening round left – taking his record to 41 wins and a draw (which he obtained from the fight against Tyson Fury) from 42 bouts.

Breazeale was on the ropes early on before finding a solid shot to respond to the champion. But Wilder finished the fight moments later with a huge right hand.

“I’ve told him I love him and I want to see him go home to his family,” Wilder told Showtime after the fight which saw a lot of animosity, chaos and hatred to one another, a lot of words said during the build-up.

“I know we say things we mean sometimes but when you get into a fight and settle your differences, if you can then hug him and kiss him, I wish the world was like that, handle things with our hands and then live to see another day.”

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Wilder came to the ring wearing this mask and accompanied by dancing men in gas masks

The fight lasted for one round

The fall

The knock out!

Here is a video of the sensational knock out:

Wilder did not rule out the possibility of facing Tyson Fury again or Anthony Joshua in his next fight.

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