Deontay Wilder Retains His WBC World Heavyweight Champinship in Brutal Fashion against Gerald Washington
Deontay Wilder was losing his fight against Gerald Washington. The Bronze Boomer was well on his way to losing his match until he does what he does best, find a way to earn a victory. This time, in front of his hometown, Wilder earned a technical knockout against Washington to retain his WBC World heavyweight championship on #PBConFox.
Before the fight, Wilder actually admitted that he did not watch any of his opponents tapes before the fight. That was clear as day during this fight. Wilder seemed not only outmatched, but it seemed that he did not have the technical skills to defeat Washington.
Wilder didn’t seem interested in the fight, or he just was not expecting Washington to put up the challenge that he did. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native lost the first four rounds of the fight.
Wilder did not really fight in the first few rounds. He just remained steady. He also hardly had any offense going and Washington seemed poised to be the guy who finally defeated the guy.
Although Wilder did not watch tapes of his opponent, Washington did. Washington controlled the first four rounds of the fight with amazing stiff jabs. Wilder was not expecting a jab of this power from Washington and for the first time in a while, Wilder looked out of his element. Wilder simply had no answer for Washington. He circled the ring endless trying to find a time to attack while Washington continued to control the distance with his jabs. Wilder did not look like a champion during this fight.
It wasn’t until a couple of a devastating right hand knocked Washington off of his feet, wobbling him unexpectedly, which Wilder took advantage of. Washington tried to fight on, but the aggressiveness of Wilder finally showed up and a couple of wild swings towards Washington forced the referee to stop the fight.
This was nowhere near Wilder’s best fight. But once again he got the job done. Now, hopefully, Wilder hopes to unify his WBC championship if he goes against Joseph Barker, or IBF/WBF championship which he would face the winner of Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.