Deontay Wilder rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange today, just a few days before his WBC heavyweight title defense against Dominic Breazeale at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, live on Showtime.
Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO) broke the gavel after ringing the bell:
“This was a great experience ringing the closing bell and bringing the gavel down to close the New York Stock Exchange,” Wilder said.
“It’s not every day you get to do that. It’s not every day that someone breaks the gavel at the closing bell. But I’m the heavyweight champion of the world and when I hit something it breaks. So that gavel was just like my opponents. Once I hit them right, they break and they’re never the same.”
Wilder-Breazeale headlines a three-fight card Saturday on Showtime. Bad Left Hook will have live, round-by-round coverage for the fights, beginning at 9:00 pm ET on Saturday.