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Deontay Wilder gains respect in defending his heavyweight title

Deontay Wilder complained about not getting any respect before defending his heavyweight title on Saturday night.

After a one-punch knockout of Dominic Breazeale in the first round, he got that respect apace.

Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) was coming off his draw against British fighter Tyson Fury in December, the first bout of his pro career that wasn’t a victory.


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Deontay Wilder, left, knocks down Dominic Breazeale during the first round of the WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, May 18, 2019, in New York. Wilder won in the first round.
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Deontay Wilder, right, knocks down Dominic Breazeale during the first round of the WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, May 18, 2019, in New York. Wilder won in the first round. Deontay Wilder, right, knocks down Dominic Breazeale during the first round of the WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, May 18, 2019, in New York. Wilder won in the first round.
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Deontay Wilder knocks out Dominic Breazeale in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City.
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Deontay Wilder celebrates after his first round knockout of Dominic Breazeale who looks on in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City.
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