Watch: Top 3 Craziest Deontay Wilder Knockout

Published 03/18/2020, 7:30 PM EDT


Deontay Wilder, also known as the Bronze Bomber, was the WBC heavyweight champion from 2015. He also became the first American in nine years to become WBC heavyweight champion. He is a two-time winner of the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year award, in 2016 and 2017 and the winner of the Ring magazine Knockout of the Year award in 2019. 

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Wilder is known to knock off his opponents within seconds of entering the octagon. The unbowed boxer has the potential to do this mainly due to his ruinous right hand. Even though he lost the rematch against Tyson Fury, counting him out in the potential trilogy fight will not be a smart decision. So without further due let’s check out some of the most vicious knockouts of Deontay Wilder.

Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne

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This match happened in November 2017 in the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Before the match, Bermane Stiverne claimed to knockout Wilder but somehow the claim rebounded. In the first round of their rematch, Wilder hunted him down from the first bell. Wilder was on top of the match from the first round of his rematch with Stiverne. And it was not a pleasant ending for Stiverene as he was knocked out in a devastating fashion.

Bermane Stiverne and Tyson Fury are the only two boxers who lasted for 12 rounds against Deontay Wilder. Although the knockout between Stiverne and Wilder purely showed that Stiverne was not befitted for a heavyweight championship fight.

In the post-fight interview, Wilder said, “You have to give props to Stiverne for getting in the ring. It takes a lot of courage and it takes a lot of pride to step in the ring with someone like me. We do what we have to do in the ring and at least he stepped up. He was a clean fighter.” The fight drew an average of 824,000 viewers and peaked at 887,000 viewers on Showtime.

Deontay Wilder vs Artur Szpilka

This match is definitely on the top 3 of Wilder’s bouts because this was declared as the Knockout of the Year by Premier Boxing Champions. It took place on Jan 16, 2015, at the Barclays Centre, New York. This match was between Deontay Wilder and the Polish boxer Artur Szpilka. Artur looked quite strong in the first three rounds. His swift movements, his slipping punches all were looking great that day. In the ninth round, the Polish boxer changed his strategy and tried to make a move but Wilder hit him hard with his right punch. Szpilka’s head jerked backward and he fell unconscious leaving the match to be won by Deontay Wilder. 

Wilder reportedly earned $1.5 million compared to Szpilka who had a $250,000 purse. The fight averaged 500,000 viewers and peaked at 623,000 viewers.

After the fight, Tyson Fury came inside the ring and had a verbal fight with the Bronze Bomber. Post the match this was what Deontay Wilder told in the conference:- “We risk our lives in there for your entertainment. I want to knock my opponents out, but not hurt them. I want them to be able to go home to their family.”.

Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz

This rematch took place in November 2019 at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Ortiz had won the first seven rounds of the match and Wilder had to pull up his socks to win the bout. In the 7th round, Wilder used his right hand to punch the Cuban boxer and the match was over. 

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Ortiz was again defeated by Wilder and for the second time, the Cuban’s legs did not support his body after a merger of dangling punches by Deontay Wilder.

After the loss to Tyson Fury in the rematch, fans can expect a more focused and motivated, Deontay Wilder coming into the boxing ring to regain his throne. However, it’s not going to be an easy task for the Bronze Bomber to knockout the Gypsy King.

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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