Deontay Wilder defends title with KO, Uzcategui wins belt

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) defended his WBC title for the 7th consecutive time with a spectacular tenth round KO against previously unbeaten Cuban southpaw Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (28-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in modern-day classic. Wilder lost most of the rounds despite dropping Ortiz in the fifth and being hurt badly in the sixth, Wilder rallied back and stopped Ortiz in the tenth round to make a case for being the best modern day heavyweight


In the co-main event, Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (27-2, 23 KOs) picked up the IBF interim super middleweight world title by stopping Andre Dirrell (26-3, 16 KOs) as Dirrell did not answer the bell for the ninth round.

Uzcategui had Dirrell outgunned who couldn’t keep Uzcategui off him


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Lukie Ketelle

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