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Wilder Grabs WBC Heavyweight Belt

As we had predicted the USA now has a heavyweight hero to call its own!

For the first time since Shannon Briggs held a version of the heavyweight crown, back in 2006, the USA has a heavyweight champion ready to call the tune.

In front of a crowd of in excess of 8,000 last night, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Deontay Wilder beat Bermane Silverne to make it 33-0 and become the WBC heavyweight champion of the world.

Wilder had blown away his previous 32 opponents, knocking them all out and not having gone past four rounds, but Stiverne, a game champion; took the young knockout specialist the full distance.

However it still remains a mystery how Stiverne didn’t get stopped, Wilder battered him from pillar to post and at times Stiverne looked ready to go. At the end of the twelfth round the champions face looked a mess after Wilder had dominated the fight and it came as no surprise when the scores showed that he’d won the fight on all three judges score-cards, with the scores reading,

• 118-109
• 119-108
• 120-107

Wilder, reportedly, hurt his right hand in the 4th and his first defence may be some way off but the world, as they say, is Wilder’s oyster as he treads the path so many famous heavyweight fighters have previously trod.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 18 2015

Time: 6:44PM

 

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