Opinion | Jan 18 2015

Boxing results: Deontay Wilder dominates Bermane Stiverne to win WBC heavyweight championship via unanimous decision

Matt Christie delivers live updates of the action from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where Leo Santa Cruz and Amir Imam also triumph

Unanimous decision… 118-109, 119-108, 120-107 all for DEONTAY WILDER, the new WBC heavyweight champion.

Deontay Wilder has – surely – ended the American heavyweight title drought. He boxed sharply throughout and should be well ahead on the cards after 12 rounds. “Who can’t go 12?” Wilder barks.

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ doing as he pleases in there, and kudos for dispelling doubts about his stamina. Stiverne shows some life as the 10th round concludes but this looks increasingly like Wilder’s night. Two rounds to go and – outrageous judging aside – Stiverne needs a knockout to retain his title.