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Photos: Dominic Breazeale Blasts Out Izu Ugonoh in Wild War

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Heavyweight Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs) knocked previously unbeaten Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-1) through the ropes and out at 50 seconds in the fifth round. It was the third knockdown of Ugonoh, who had sent Breazeale down with four straight rights late in the fourth. Photos by Ryan Hafey/PBC.

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In the co-feature, Jarrett Hurd knocked out Tony Harrison in the ninth round Saturday night to win the vacant IBF junior middleweight title.

Hurd (20-0, 14 knockouts) of Maryland sent Detroit's Harrison (24-2) down with a right hand at 2:24 after hurting him several times in the late rounds.

The title was vacated with Jermall Charlo's move to middleweight. Harrison got up in time to continue but the referee stopped it after he spit out his mouthpiece.

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In the main event, Deontay Wilder proved his surgically repaired right hand is still a devastating force — once he unleashed it.

Wilder returned from right arm injuries to stop Gerald Washington in the fifth round and retain his WBC heavyweight title Saturday night in a fight that heated up quickly after a quiet start.

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Wilder (38-0, 37 knockouts) seemed mostly cautious with his right in the early rounds but staggered Washington (18-1-1) and sent him down with a hard one followed by a left in the fifth at Legacy Arena. He came right back at the former USC football player and Navy mechanic, pummeling him against the ropes with both hands.

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Referee Mike Griffin stopped the fight at 1:45 of the fifth after Wilder punctuated his barrage with a left uppercut. An unsteady Washington wobbled against the ropes on the opposite side after the stoppage.

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It was the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native's fifth title defense but Washington held his own before getting caught by the big shots. Two judges had the challenger from California ahead going into the fifth.

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Last year, Wilder, 31, broke his right hand and tore his right biceps in a knockout win over Chris Arreola, a replacement after Alexander Povetkin's disqualification for testing positive for meldonium. Wilder spent part of his training camp in a New York courtroom, where he won a unanimous decision in seeking the $5 million payday from the Povetkin fight.

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Washington replaced Polish challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk in easily the biggest fight of the 34-year-old's career. Wawrzyk had become the second scheduled Wilder opponent in the last year to test positive for a banned substance.

He is hoping to face WBO champion Joseph Parker this summer with the big prize potentially being the Wladimir Klitscho-Anthony Joshua winner. Parker, who faces Hughie Fury in May, attended the fight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sadiqkingofko on 02-26-2017

Fight of the year, and round 3 was round of the year

Comment by JASON SHAW on 02-26-2017

THOSE HEAVYWEIGHT PUNCHES JUST SOUND DIFFERENT..... WHAT A WAR.... :boxing:

Comment by Lopez_Boxing on 02-26-2017

Was amazing to see. That was a hell of a fight. My main man Dominic. Fight of the year candidate in my option

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