Deontay Wilder's Big 5: 70 seconds for the win!

Deontay Wilder's Big 5: 70 seconds for the win!

In 2013, the new heavyweight generation of professional boxing is coming on in earnest. There is a lot of talk in the US that Deontay Wilder will be world champion very soon. There are many reasons.

The "Bronze" has 27 wins in as many professional matches. None of his opponents have lasted a full 4 rounds so far. Exactly 14 of them hear the gong to start the match, but not the gong to end the first round. Tall, relatively light, extremely strong and with a striking punch. Diontay has all the qualities to dominate the sport. Next to learn it is Audley Harrison. For the first time, Wilder will fight against an Englishman in England.

Harrison is an experienced boxer. He has 37 games in the pros. All 6 of his losses have come against quality opponents such as David Price and David Haye. In addition, the Brit knows the American style very well. Audley has already amassed 11 wins against US opposition but a 12th looks elusive. Moreover, Harrison's reputation is not particularly bright.

Spectators in Sheffield are witnessing something rare. The 2000 Sydney Olympic champion falls after 70 seconds. Wilder wins faster than expected. Deontay recorded his 28th consecutive knockout. This one effectively ended Harrison's career. Years later, England fans joked that the Bronze Man had done them a favour.