WBC world haveyweight champ Deontay Wilder retained his belt overnight when he DESTROYED old adversary Bermane Stiverne in 2:59 of the first round, after going down 3 times in quick succession the ref has seen enough and called a halt to the onslaught.
Up to now Stiverne who last faced Wilder in 2015 had been the only man not to be KO’d by the hard hitting heavyweight, but last night Wilder set the record straight and too his tally as a pro to 39-0, 38 KO’s.
“So much frustration, it just seemed like my career, it’s been crazy. So many guys using PED’s”, said Wilder, the only American heavyweight world champion. “I just want to prove that I am the best. I know I am the best but I want to prove I am the best.”
After the brutal finish, an emotional Wilder was asked by SHOWTIME Sports® reporter Jim Gray about a possible fight with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
“I’ve been waiting on that fight for a long time now,” said Wilder. “I declare war upon you. Do you accept my challenge? I’ve been waiting for a long time. I know I’m the champion. I know I’m the best. Are you up for the test?
“A king doesn’t chase the peasants. A king takes kings. I want Joshua. If he doesn’t give me the fight we have other plans. The world wants Joshua, the world wants Wilder, I want Joshua. Joshua come and see me baby. No more dodging, no more excuses. Make the date, don’t wait.”