The Deontay Wilder 1st round KO of Bermane Stiverne has set up a big fight for him in 2018 one would imagine.
Wilder became only the second man to ever stop Bermane Stiverne in his pro career. A feat he himself was unable to do a couple of years before when initially capturing the WBC title.
You could tell Wilder took out months, if not years of frustration with his first round blitz of the teak tough Haitian – who had taken the fight on late notice.
The win solidified Wilder’s position as the only current American heavyweight champion of the world in boxing at the moment and will surely have moved him a step closer to the unification fights and big battles that he so craves.
Here’s a look at how the boxing world is reacting at the moment to the Wilder 1st round KO of Stiverne:
RT if that Savage TKO by Wilder was impressive!
— Boxing Kingdom (@BoxingKingdom14) November 5, 2017
the last punches Wilder hit Stiverne with had Stiverne like pic.twitter.com/Uc8Rl4dh1w
— ?? (@ualreedykno) November 5, 2017
DEONTAY WILDER STOPS STIVERNE IN ROUND 1 AND IS STILL WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!! #WilderStiverne2 pic.twitter.com/j0uq4zb1OR
— Strictly Boxing Fans (@BoxingBritain1) November 5, 2017
Wilder is a big guy that moves like a middleweight. Joshua gasses out but has a chin & massive power. It going to be a great fight.
— FightNights.com (@boxing) November 5, 2017
CAN WE GET A ANTHONY JOSHUA VS DEONTAY WILDER FIGHT NOW PLEASE! LET’S GET IT BOYS! ?
— Yousef Saleh Erakat (@fousey) November 5, 2017
Deontay Wilder is a bad man!!!!
— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) November 5, 2017
Damn wilder beat the shit out of him
— lil duval (@lilduval) November 5, 2017
Deontay Wilder is currently destroying a fat person on Showtime.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) November 5, 2017
We all like to clown Wilder for the lack of technical ability, but when you have that sort of power and athleticism it’s irrelevant
— Boxing Legends TV (@BoxingLegendsTV) November 5, 2017
Wilder is the most talented fighter I have ever seen!
— Allen Robinson II (@Thee_AR15) November 5, 2017
2018 two BIGGEST fights
Conor McGregor vs GSP @ufc
Wilder vs Joshua @ShowtimeBoxing
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) November 5, 2017
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