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Wilder Stops Arreola in Eight Rounds

Over in the US, Birmingham Alabama to be precise, Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title in emphatic fashion.

After seeing his fight with the Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin postponed after the Russian failed a drugs test, Wilder decided to make a voluntary defence against Chris Arreola.

For Arreola it was to be a fourth attempt at a world title but he was to be out-classed by the big-hitting Wilder.

Although Wilder suffered a couple of injuries in the fight, namely a torn bicep and a suspected broken hand, he had enough about him to force Arreola’s corner to stop the fight after eight rounds.

The victory took Wilder’s record to 37-0 with 36 of those wins coming inside the distance.

Following the latest victory, Wilder spoke about unifying the division, remarking to the media,

“Of course I want the Furys, of course I want the Joshuas, but the question is, do they want me?

'My goal is to unify the division. I'm one of the baddest, hardest-hitting heavyweights in the business, so whoever's got those belts, that's who I want.'


Although some may say that Wilder’s record is somewhat padded, he’s now getting to the stage whereby he could very well unify the division.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 17 2016

Time: 10:04AM

 

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