Tonight on Premier Boxing Champions, Deontay Wilder (37-0, 36 KO’s) successfully defended his WBC World Heavyweight title, when he defeated Chris Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KO’s) by way of TKO in the 8th round.  Wilder was supposed to face Alexander Povetkin, but Povetkin failed a drug test, so Wilder took on Arreola.  From the beginning, Wilder’s jab took over, as Arreola just could not find a way around it.  The first round easily could have been scored 10-8, because Arreola simply did nothing.  It was more of the same in the second round, but Arreola would throw a bit more.  In the 3rd, Wilder would begin to open up a little bit behind the jab, as Arreola already looked defeated.

In the 4th round, Wilder would nail Arreola with a huge right hand, and then put him down with a flurry of punches.  At the end of the 4th, Wilder unloaded a cannon like right hand, which is where I believe he broke his hand, but Arreola would be saved by the bell.  Wilder would not throw a single right hand in the 5th, which is how I noticed he was hurt.  Wilder would barely throw his right hand the rest of the fight, and for 3 rounds, he basically fought one handed.  By this time though, Arreola was a defeated man, and between the 8th and 9th round, his corner stopped the fight, deeming he had taken too much punishment.  Wilder stays undefeated, and retains his WBC Heavyweight title.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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