After a dominating performance to retain his world title, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will have to sit out the rest of 2016 after suffering injuries during his TKO victory.
Deontay Wilder was so impressive Saturday defending his world heavyweight title against Chris Arreola, he didn’t even need both hands to finish the job.
He’s 6-foot-7, more than 220 pounds and has a chiseled physique. He also has 35 knockouts in 36 career fights. So, yeah, it’s pretty easy to view Deontay Wilder as superhuman with superhuman power.
When Deontay Wilder dethroned Bermane Stiverne by unanimous decision on January 17, 2015, he became the first American world heavyweight champion in more than eight years.
In preparing for his upcoming title defense, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder sparred with two fighters who are not only similar in size and style to Chris Arreola, but who also lost to the enigmatic challenger.
Chris Arreola will be the first to admit he’s never been the most dedicated gym rat. But he insists he’s training like never before in advance of his battle with heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder handled a busy Saturday as efficiently as dispatching the 36 opponents he's faced in the ring.
In the wake of the cancellation of his heavyweight title defense against Alexander Povetkin in Moscow, Deontay Wilder expressed a desire for his next fight to be somewhere within his home state of Alabama. Wish granted.