WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder retained his belt on Saturday night after stopping Bermane Stiverne in Round one at Barclays Center.
Wilder first knocked Stiverne to the ground with a devastating one-two combination that caught the Haitian challenger on the nose. Seconds after Stiverne got back to his feet, Wilder landed another clean combination with a big left and an overhand right that sent a stunned Stiverne back to the canvas. The final blow came in the waning moments of the opening round as Wilder landed four clean punches to the face of a wobbly Stiverne.
Here’s how it looked:
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