Wilder vs Liakhovich

Deontay Wilder Siarhei Liakhovich

Wilder Liakhovich

Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

09 August 2013, 23:59:00



10x3 Minute Rounds International Heavyweight Contest

Post-fight analysis

Powerhouse Wilder KO's Liakhovich within two minutes

Deontay Wilder rampaged to his 29th career win as he also extended his phenomenal KO streak to 29 against former WBO World Champion Siarhei Liakhovich.

The Belarussian was simply no match for a rampant Wilder, who told the media he believed he'd one day bring a heavyweight world title back to America for the first time since Shannon Briggs' short stint as champion ended in June 2007.

Alabama fighter Wilder ended the fight with two clubbing right hands that sent Liakhovich to the canvas out cold and twitching, though he was fortunately later cleared by the medical team.

With an eye catching win against a stronger opponent, 6ft 7in Wilder boosted his position in the rankings with the WBA and WBO, where he's already moving into world title contention after the 17th first round knockout of his career.

Wilder has yet to go past the fourth round in any of his fights, and speculation mounts that a mouthwatering bout between Britain's Dereck Chisora and the powerful Wilder could be on the cards.

Pre-fight analysis

Unbeaten knockout king Wilder lines up Belarussian Liakhovich

American knockout machine Deontay Wilder - who has won all 28 of his fights inside the distance - is looking to improve his record to 29-0 against Belarussian Siarhei Liakhovich.

WIlder beats Harrison

The "Bronze Bomber" Wilder (right) will enter the fight as the overwhelming favourite against a man who has been stopped four times in his career.

27-year-old Wilder will hope that yet another win will propel him into elite level fights, where a potentially mouthwatering clash against British heavyweight Dereck Chisora is a possibility.

Wilder impressed LIVE on BoxNation in April as he blew away Audley Harrison within 70 seconds to record yet another knockout. The Alabama brawler has never been past the fourth round in any professional fight, and looks to continue that impressive record against Liakhovich.