News | Jan 18 2015

Deontay Wilder: I answered a lot of questions while beating Bermane Stiverne

Deontay Wilder and Bermane Stiverne discuss their 12-rounder

THE heavyweight division has a new sheriff in town. Deontay Wilder dominated Bermane Stiverne over 12 rounds to win the WBC title and prove a lot of doubters wrong. Prior to this bout, knockout artist Wilder had never been beyond four rounds but he exhibited patience and sound boxing skills to dominate and become America’s first heavyweight titlist since Shannon Briggs in 2006.

“I’m so excited to bring this belt back to America, officially,” said Wilder after his triumph. “And guess what? I’ve got some of the best fans in the world.

“I think I answered a lot of questions tonight. I already knew it. I already knew I could go 12 rounds. I already knew I could take a punch. I already knew I could give it. All the hard work is done in camp and when you get in the ring, that’s supposed to be fun. Did it look like I had fun? I really did.