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GIF: Deontay Wilder knocks out Artur Szpilka

Deontay Wilder improved to 36-0 with another huge knockout tonight on Showtime.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight in the main event on Showtime from Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title with a thunderous knockout of challenger Artur Szpilka in the ninth round, after what had been a very competitive fight between the two in front of a loud, largely pro-Szpilka crowd.

Wilder (36-0, 35 KO) had landed a lot of right hands that might have knocked out many of Wilder's previous victims, but Szpilka (20-2, 15 KO) ate the shots well, and never appeared in any danger. But when he went for a wild left hand in the ninth round, Wilder caught him with a true bomb of a right hand, which landed directly on the chin. Szpilka never saw it coming, and he was out as soon as it landed.

Here's the KO in real time, as we saw it live:

Here are three slow motion replays from various angles. The shot is just brutal, landing right on the chin:

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