Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Wilder vs Breazeale?
Deontay Wilder beat Dominic Breazeale by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Barclays Center in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Russell Jr vs Martinez for the WBC World Featherweight championship.
Wilder vs Breazeale stats
Deontay Wilder stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 40 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 39 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Dominic Breazeale made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Wilder had a slight advantage in power over Breazeale, with a 98% knock out percentage over Breazeale's 90%.
Deontay Wilder was the same age as Dominic Breazeale, at 36 years old.
Wilder had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Deontay Wilder & Dominic Breazeale fought out of an orthodox stance.
Wilder was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Breazeale, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 62 more professional rounds, 161 to Breazeale's 99.
Dominic Breazeale was ranked number 4 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Wilder vs Breazeale form
Dominic Breazeale had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Deontay Wilder on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Carlos Negron on 22nd December 2018 by knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Eric Molina on 4th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Izuagbe Ugonoh on 25th February 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
Hehad been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Breazeale's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Wilder vs Breazeale start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 3:30 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Wilder vs Breazeale?
Deontay Wilder was a 13/100 (-769) favourite going into the contest, while Dominic Breazeale made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.