May 18 2019
Saturday

Barclays Center, New York, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Heavyweight
40-0-1
KO 1
KO 1
20-1-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

35
Age
36
6' 7" / 201 cm
Height
6' 7" / 201 cm
83.1" / 211 cm
Reach
81.5" / 207 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

SDTKOKOTKORTD
Form
KORTDKOTKORTD
40
Wins
20
39
By KO
18
98
KO%
90
0
Loses
1
1
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2012

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
4
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale report

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 younger man by 1 year, at 35 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

Deontay Wilder had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Tyson Fury on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Luis Ortiz on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Dominic Breazeale on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had drawn with Tyson Fury on 1st December 2018 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

He had beat Luis Ortiz on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Dominic Breazeale had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Carlos Negron on 22nd December 2018 by knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Eric Molina on 4th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Barclays Center, New York.

Going into that contest, he had won against Izuagbe Ugonoh on 25th February 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.

Before that, he had 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.

Hehad defeated Amir Mansour on 23rd January 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Staples Center, LA, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Deontay Wilder had been fighting more than Dominic Breazeale.

Going to this contest, Deontay Wilder had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 27 days ago, while Dominic Breazeale's last outing had been 2 years, 9 months and 27 days ago.

Wilder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Breazeale's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 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.

Who broadcast Wilder vs Breazeale?

Wilder vs Breazeale was broadcast on ShowTime in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.

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.

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