In case you missed the WBC heavyweight title fight – the Deontay Wilder vs Washington fight video highlights are below.
Reigning champion Wilder ultimately won the fight by stoppage in the end.
But he had to shake off a lot of ring rust early on during a frustrating opening few rounds for him.
Washington proved to be a tricky operator for Wilder early on, boxing well and using distance to fluster the champion.
It was a fight that Wilder was expected to win and in the end he duly delivered with this finish:
(Wilder vs Washington fight highlights via PBC YouTube)
A conclusive ending for Wilder. Wild by name and wild by nature.
But no doubt a less than satisfactory one for him in terms of the opening rounds.
He’s a realist and he’ll know in his heart of hearts that he’ll need to step it up in his next fight against a big opponent – well known to the wider boxing fan demographic and casual sports fan.
The likes of Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Wladimir Klitschko or even a unification with someone like Joseph Parker are fights that many fans would like to see the likeable American in next.
But in his defence, he was returning from a serious enough injury last night as well – relatively sooner than people expected him to also.
The big fights are what fans want to see ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in next.
Whether they are in the States or abroad, as long as it’s a big fight.