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Wilder vs Breazeale: Pros react to Deontay Wilder’s thunderous knockout of Dominic Breazeale

Deontay Wilder delivered the power as usual, and here’s what the pros had to say on Twitter.

Deontay Wilder v Dominic Breazeale Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Reactions to Deontay Wilder’s one-punch, first round knockout of Dominic Breazeale are about what you would expect: some shock and awe as soon as the punch landed, followed by more developed thoughts.

Wilder and Breazeale both talked the talk ahead of the fight, and then one man walked the walk. Having already shown Breazeale his power with one right hand, which pushed Breazeale back into a corner, Wilder all but took a running start to land a massive right that put Breazeale down and all but out cold.

Breazeale, to his credit, did struggle to his feet, but not in time to beat the count. And if you’re wondering, all the talk ended as soon as the fight did, as the two embraced after it was over.

Here’s what some pros had to say on Twitter about the KO, and if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the highlights from the show.

And at least one person took notice of Luis Ortiz’s look in the ring after the fight:

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