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Deontay Wilder Lashes Back in Brooklyn Ahead of Rematch With Bermane Stiverne

Deontay Wilder returns to the ring on Nov. 4 in Brooklyn (Photo: Stephane Trapp/SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Once again, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has found himself amidst some kind of controversy, despite not doing anything other than wanting to fight the sport’s best.

Wilder was scheduled for a Nov. 4 showdown vs. former interim WBA champion Luis Ortiz, but saw the fight scratched when the Cuban tested positive for banned diuretics chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide, via a letter obtained from VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) president Dr. Margaret Goodman. This marks the third time in the past 18 months that Wilder has seen an opponent test positive for a banned substance ahead of a potential fight.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder beats down Chris Arreola for 8th round TKO in Alabama

Deontay Wilder was too much for Chris Arreola on Saturday night

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, July 16, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder made the fourth successful defense of his title with a punishing 8th round TKO over contender Chris Arreola.

The bout took place from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., as Wilder (37-0, 36 KO’s) was simply too sharp, powerful, and active for Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KO’s), who may have seen his last appearance on the big stage.

PHOTOS: A closer look at Deontay Wilder’s KO of Artur Szpilka in Brooklyn

Deontay Wilder stopped Artur Szpilka on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Deontay Wilder’s train continues to push forward.

On Saturday night, the brash WBC heavyweight champion from Tuscaloosa, Alabama showcased his craft inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as he registered a ninth-round knockout over gritty Polish challenger Artur Szpilka.

VIDEO: Deontay Wilder defends WBC crown with ninth round knockout over Artur Szpilka

Deontay Wilder overcame Artur Szpilka on Saturday night (Photo: Stephane Trapp)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder scored the third successful defense of his title with a crushing ninth round knockout over Poland’s Artur Szpilka inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In front of an estimated 12,668 fans and live on SHOWTIME’s airwaves, Wilder again proved his worth.

Deontay Wilder puts the heavyweight division on notice ahead of 1/16 return vs. Artur Szpilka

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is ready to leave a lasting impression on the division (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s hard to recall a recent heavyweight champion as charismatic as WBC champion Deontay Wilder has been.

Having captured the aforementioned WBC strap nearly a year ago after defeating Haiti’s Bermane Stiverne over 12 rounds, Wilder has since scored two successful stoppages, over Eric Molina in June and Johann Duhaupas in September, to raise his mark to 35-0 with 34 KO’s.

Deontay Wilder vs. Artur Szpilka set for SHOWTIME on Jan. 16 from the Barclay’s Center

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will face off with Poland’s Artur Szpilka on Jan. 16 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder finally has a dance partner for his Jan. 16 return date.

The unbeaten Alabama native will make the third defense of his belt when he meets Poland’s Artur Szpilka inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in a SHOWTIME-televised thriller.

‘Bronco’ Billy Wright states his case for a crack at Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt

Billy Wright insists he’s ready for a crack at Deontay Wilder (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Those connected to the fight game in Las Vegas are well aware of WBC Latino and FECARBOX heavyweight champion “Bronco” Billy Wright.

The 50-year old Wright (49-4, 38 KO’s) is a fan favorite in the city and has been on a big winning streak in recent times, having captured 20 victories in a row, 17 of them by stoppage, dating back to his 2007 comeback. Now ranked #20 by the WBC, Wright insists he is ready for a crack at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KO’s).

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder stops Eric Molina in the ninth round in Alabama

Deontay Wilder is still undefeated (Photo: Stephane Trapp – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs), may have had to work harder than expected before dismantling Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-3, 17 KOs) on Saturday night inside of the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala., but he still managed to come away with a ninth round knockout and a successful first defense of his WBC heavyweight title.

Check below for ringside photos from SHOWTIME’s Stephane Trapp.

Deontay Wilder survives early scare; regroups to drop Eric Molina four times en route to 9th round KO

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and his team celebrate following his victory over Eric Molina (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

In front of a sold out crowd of 8,500 inside of the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala., WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KO’s) scored a successful first defense of his title vs. tough Eric Molina (23-3, 17 KO’s).

Wilder was a huge favorite heading into the fight but actually had some rocky moments when he was caught in the third round. Following that stanza, Wilder regrouped and scored a knockdown in the fourth, two in the fifth, before finishing the match off with a big overhand right that put his opponent out and on his back.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder and Eric Molina face off at final press conference ahead of SHOWTIME title bout

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder faces off with challenge Eric Molina ahead of their fight on Saturday (Photo: Stephane Trapp – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from Embassy Suites in Birmingham, Ala. as undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” (33-0, 32 KO’s) faces off with challenge Eric Moina (23-2, 17 KO’s) two days prior to their SHOWTIME-televised duel this Saturday night.

Wilder captured the WBC belt this past January in Las Vegas by defeating Bermane Stiverne over 12 rounds and he will be looking for a first successful defense inside of the Bartow Arena in Birmingham this weekend.

Hrunov is convinced Wilder will do everything to postpone facing Povetkin

Deontay Wilder will be defending his WBC heavyweight title this weekend in Alabama (Photo: Stephane Trapp – SHOWTIME)

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By  Vitali Shaposhnikov

Deontay Wilder has certainly carved quite a name for himself. In the day and age when the heavyweight division seems dry, it is always refreshing to see someone with the dedication to come in swinging, especially when that results in a 97% knockout rate.

A respectful 33 victories and no losses puts Wilder in a very beneficial position. While some argue that he has not yet proven himself due to lack of top-rated competition, others claim that while that may be so, there isn’t a huge roster of exciting talented heavyweights to pick from.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder putting in work for Eric Molina showdown on June 13 in Alabama

Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder training for his showdown with Eric Molina (Photo: Bill Hoffman)

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By Chris Robinson

More photos as WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KO’s) puts in work ahead of his June 13 showdown vs. contender Eric Molina.

Wilder is one of the more engaging characters in the sport and he is coming off of a title-winning victory over Bermane Stiverne this past January that saw him fukfill much of the potential many had bestowed upon him following his bronze medal in 2008.

Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder in late 2015?

What does the future hold for Deontay Wilder? (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Vitali Shaposhnikov

The heavyweight boxing division, aside from having a dominant champion in Wladimir Klitschko, is suffering and suffocating from lack of excitement. Despite being an absolute king to the heavyweight throne, Klitschko brings a dull and emotionless feel to his title defenses. Now and then there are fights worth getting excited about, but they come sparingly, and generally tend to not involve the actual title holder.

According to Mauricio Sulaiman, a fight worth being excited for might be around the corner. He mentioned that once Deontay Wilder gets past (33-0, 32 KO’s) gets past Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO’s) on June 13th in Birmingham, Alabama, they will begin discussing a potential showdown between Wilder and Alxander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KO’s).

Deontay Wilder defends WBC heavyweight belt on June 13 in Alabama

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder steps back into the ring on June 13 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Looks like newly-crowned WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KO’s) will be stepping back into the ring on Saturday, June 13 inside of the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

Showtime Championship Boxing will play host to Wilder’s defense vs. Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-2, 17 KO’s), as the 29-year old is still in the spotlight heavily following his title-winning victory vs. Bermane Stiverne on Jan. 17.

Controversy in Mayweather-Pacquiao? Deontay Wilder breaks it down

More Mayweather-Pacquiao coverage with WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com caught up with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to discuss the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao showdown set for tonight inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Could an upset or controversy be in store? Wilder seems to hint at such a situation.

Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne triple header on Showtime a big ratings hit

Deontay Wilder’s victory over Bermane Stiverne was a ratings success (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

According to a report from Jake Donovan of BoxingScene.com, the Jan. 17 Showtime Championship Boxing telecast headlined by Deontay Wilder’s victory over Bermane Stiverne was a big ratings hit.

From the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Wilder produced his most complete performance a professional by outhustling his veteran foe to capture the WBC heavyweight title over 12 rounds.

Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne Post-fight updates from Las Vegas

Deontay Wilder was in command on Saturday night in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Following his title-winning victory over Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night, newly-crowned WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder spoke with pure joy about the fight itself and what his future holds.

Wilder (33-0, 32 KO’s) was too strong, smart, and powerful for Stiverne, who drops to 24-2-1 with 21 knockouts.

Deontay Wilder captures heavyweight title; says Bermane Stiverne was the perfect opponent

Deontay Wilder defeated Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night to capture the WBC heavyweight championship (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Deontay Wilder captured the WBC heavyweight championship of the world with a 12-round unanimous decision over former champion Bermane Stiverne.

Scores of 120-107, 119-108, and 118-109 were read across the board for Wilder, who improves to 33-0 with 32 knockouts following his biggest victory as a professional.

Bermane Stiverne vs Deontay Wilder Offical Weigh In from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas [VIDEO]

Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder following their weigh-in in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, inside of the MGM Grand’s Garden Arena, WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) and #1-ranked challenger Deontay Wilder weighed in ahead of their Showtime-televised duel on Saturday night, Jan. 17.

Their has been a bevy of trash talk coming from Wilder throughout the lead up to the fight and Stiverne has seemed to take everything in stride.

Deontay Wilder promises the boxing world a treat on Saturday night

Deontay Wilder has shown many sides to his personality this fight week in Las Vegas. Wilder challenges WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night from the MGM Grand’s Garden Arena

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By Chris Robinson / All photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

I have to give Deontay Wilder a lot of credit heading into his first heavyweight title shot.

The Louisiana native has shown many sides of himself, from his deep belief in his god-given abilities, his undying love for his family, and a definite mean streak and understanding of what lies in front of him.