See the EXACT moment Deontay Wilder KNOCKS OUT Dominic Breazeale – PICTURES

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DEONTAY WILDER claimed an emphatic first-round knockout victory over Dominic Breazeale to retain his WBC world heavyweight title on Saturday night.

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Deontay Wilder drops Dominic Breazeale in emphatic manner (Image: Getty/Sky Sports)

The Bronze Bomber wobbled the Californian one minute into their contest, throwing his adversary’s gameplan out the window.

Breazeale elected to fight fire with fire, throwing big shots himself and landing a right hand which wobbled Wilder.

The unbeaten champion then entered a clinch to regain composure before unleashing a dynamite right.

The shot caught Breazeale flush on the chin and rendered him to a splayed figure on the canvas.

Referee Harvey Dock began a ten-count but cut it short, realising the 33-year-old was in no state to continue.

Wilder celebrated wildly as an under-full-capacity crowd at Barclays Center rejoiced over the Alabama boxer’s victory.

The brutal knockout marks Wilder’s 40th stoppage victory in his 42-fight career.

He has dropped every man he has ever faced, with only Tyson Fury battling through the two knockdowns he received in December to claim a draw.

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Deontay Wilder catches Dominic Breazeale flush on the chin with a right hand (Image: Sky Sports)
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Deontay Wilder follows through on his dynamite right hand on Dominic Breazeale (Image: Sky Sports)

Animosity was rife in the build-up to Wilder’s mandatory defence against Breazeale, stemming from a hotel fight which broke out between the pair in February 2017.

Wilder claimed that he would feel no remorse for killing a man in the ring, while confirming previous desires that he wants a “body on my record”.

The Bronze Bomber faces a hearing from the WBC for his comments but tried to swallow his words after the bout.

“Everything came out of me tonight,” Wilder told Showtime.

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Dominic Breazeale is instantly sent falling to the canvas (Image: Sky Sports)
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Although Dominic Breazeale makes it to his feet, the referee calls off the bout (Image: Getty)

“I know it’s been a big build-up, a lot of animosity, chaos and hatred to one another, a lot of words said. It just came out tonight.

“This is what makes boxing great. When you have stuff to overcome. I’ve told him I love him and I want to see him go home to his family.

“I know we say things we mean sometimes but when you get into a fight and settle your differences, if you can then hug him and kiss him, I wish the world was like that, handle things with our hands and then live to see another day.”

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