Legacy Arena, Birmingham, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Wilder vs Washington?
Deontay Wilder beat Gerald Washington by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Legacy Arena in Birmingham.
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.
Wilder vs Washington stats
Back in February 2017, Deontay Wilder stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 37 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gerald Washington made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 1 draw, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Wilder had a large advantage in power over Washington, boosting at 97% knock out percentage over Washington's 67%.
Deontay Wilder was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Wilder had a height advantage of 1 inch over Washington. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Deontay Wilder & Gerald Washington fought out of an orthodox stance.
Wilder was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 8 months earlier than Washington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 27 more professional rounds, 162 to Washington's 135.
Wilder vs Washington form
Wilder had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Chris Arreola on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Artur Szpilka on 16th January 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Johann Duhaupas on 26th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
Before that, he had won against Eric Molina on 13th June 2015 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Bartow Arena, Birmingham.
He had beat Bermane Stiverne on 17th January 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Washington had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ray Austin on 16th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at Legacy Arena, Birmingham, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Eddie Chambers on 30th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Amir Mansour on 13th October 2015 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton.
Before that, he had won against Jason Gavern on 13th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario.
He had defeated Mike Sheppard on 11th December 2014 by knockout in the 1st round at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Deontay Wilder had been fighting more than Gerald Washington.
Going to this contest, Deontay Wilder had last fought 7 months and 9 days ago, while Gerald Washington's last outing had been 7 months and 9 days ago.
Wilder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Washington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Wilder vs Washington start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Legacy Arena, Birmingham, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Wilder vs Washington?
Deontay Wilder was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Gerald Washington made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.