Well ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder did exactly what he said he was going to do, and that’s knock out Bermane ‘B. Ware’ Stiverne! By scoring 3 devastating knockdowns on Stiverne in the 1st round, Wilder stole the Barclays Center’s heart. Wilder blistered Stiverne with stiff left jabs in the 1st round.
Stiverne, on the other hand, was moving forward in hopes of getting inside of Wilder’s jab. As round 1 continued, it just seemed as though Wilder got tired of the forward moving of Stiverne and caught Stiverne with a devastating right hand that sent Stiverne crashing to the canvas.
Stiverne got up from the blistering right hand shot at the count of 9. When the referee allowed the fight to continue, Wilder just stood there in front of Stiverne and then fired off another devastating combination followed by another right hand shot that sent Stiverne down to the canvas for the second time in the fight.
This time, Referee Arthur Mercante counted to 7 and asked Stiverne if he was okay. Stiverne said yes, so the 1st round continued. Stiverne was still standing on shaky legs. Wilder noticing this, rushed over to Stiverne and close the show with a devastating right, left, right, left combination that folded Stiverne up against the ropes with 2 seconds left to go in the 1st round.
Referee Arthur Mercante stopped the fight, and ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder was awarded his much sought-after knockout victory of Bermane ‘B. Ware’ Stiverne in round 1. With the win, Wilder retains his WBC heavyweight title.
Okay Boxing World. It was crystal clear that Stiverne’s almost 3-year layoff played a major factor in Wilder’s success. Nevertheless, Deontay Wilder means business, and he wants Anthony Joshua. Will Wilder vs. Joshua happen in 2018?
As a boxing purist, I know that there are going to be obstacles. I just hope, however, that Wilder and Joshua keep on winning until they are on that collision course to face each other and give the boxing world what we want.
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