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Photos: Deontay Wilder Drops, Beats Down Chris Arreola

Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight boxing title with a technical knockout when Chris Arreola's corner stopped the fight after the eighth round. Photos by Premier Boxing Champions.

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An injured Wilder (37-0, 36 knockouts) knocked Arreola down in the fourth and peppered him with left jabs and hooks after landing hard rights early.

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Arreola's left eye was swollen shut when his camp decided to stop the bout, but the fight wasn't all smooth sailing for the champion Wilder.

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Promoter Lou DiBella said Wilder was taken to hospital after a doctor confirmed he had a broken right hand and a probable tear in that elbow.

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Wilder showed reporters his injured bicep as he headed to the locker room and said he was already certain the hand was broken.

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He threw the right, his biggest weapon, sparingly after the fourth round.

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It was Wilder's fourth title defence and third in Birmingham, about an hour from his hometown of Tuscaloosa.

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Arreola (36-5-1) took the fight on short notice after Wilder's mandatory defence against Alexander Povetkin was called off in May after the Russian failed a drug test.

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"Man, it let's me know I'm a force to be reckoned with. If I have one hand or two hands, you can't deny that I'm the best in the world. I'm going to still give it to you whether I have one hand or two hands. I won't stop. As a champion it's my duty to keep going no matter what I'm going through. Painain't nothing to me. I got a high tolerance on pain. When you're dealing with fights, it's not over until it's over," Wilder said.

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"Whoever fights me they have to be ready. They just can't come in and think they're going to bully me or think they're going to out-tough me or think they're going to out-punch me, because there ain't no out-bullying, there ain't no out-toughing, there ain't no out-punching, because I'm the heavyweight champion of the world. That means a lot to me."

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"It was very satisfying to punish a guy like Chris Arreola. I straight punished him. I didn't get my knockout like I want, but it was a knockout. I'll take that on my record. I still advanced to 37-0 with 36 KOs.''

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by r1onnie2 on 07-18-2016

[QUOTE=Pan-Africanist;16875630]Too bad your opinion don't mean sh.it.[/QUOTE] LMAO, good one! :rofl:

Comment by ИATAS on 07-17-2016

[QUOTE=hitking;16874985]I was in the building. Had greatt seats. Had a great time.[/QUOTE] How was the atmosphere? Take any pictures? Also I'm curious, how popular is Wilder in Alabama, does his fights get a lot of buzz?

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-17-2016

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Comment by 1hourRun on 07-17-2016

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Comment by Sadiqkingofko on 07-17-2016

[QUOTE=Pan-Africanist;16875632]That's what sponsors are for.[B] You think Al is letting Corona put its name everywhere out of the goodness of his heart?[/B][/QUOTE] I died laughing, loool

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