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Video: Wilder vs. Stiverne Rematch - Post Fight Press Conference

Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title and unbeaten record after an incredible first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne in New York Saturday.

Stiverne had been the only fighter to ever push Wilder (39-0) the distance, but he was unable to last three minutes at the Barclays Center.

Wilder initially landed a huge left-right combination to the face of Stiverne, who was never able to recover from the blow.

Stiverne tried – knocked down once more by another big right hand – and a final flurry from Wilder with seconds remaining in the round ended the bout.

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The American is now 39-0 with 38 knockouts, and he wants to face WBA, IBF and IBO champion Anthony Joshua (20-0) next.

"I've been waiting on that fight for a long time now," Wilder told Showtime in an in-ring interview.

"I declare war upon you. Do you accept my challenge? I've been waiting for a long time, I know I'm the champion, I know I'm the best. Are you up for the test?"

Stiverne (25-3-1) had taken Wilder the distance in January 2015, but the 39-year-old never came close to doing so again.

 Earlier, Sergey Lipinets won a unanimous decision over Akihiro Kondo for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title, a decision that was lustily booed by the crowd of 10,924 at Barclays Center.

In a bout featuring lots of action but lots of missed punches, the 28-year-old Lipinets of Kazakhstan won despite dealing with a cut on the forehead that bled for the final six rounds. He won 118-111 on one judge's card and 117-111 on two others even though Kondo, fighting outside of his native Japan for the first time, carried much of the action in the second half of the bout.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elroy The Great on 11-05-2017

[QUOTE=Digital Mouth;18185689]It seems like Wilder and all these so called boxing reporters at this press conference have forgotten the meaning of MANDATORY. Like AJ said, he had to work hard to get those belts and he's not about to give…

Comment by Digital Mouth on 11-05-2017

It seems like Wilder and all these so called boxing reporters at this press conference have forgotten the meaning of MANDATORY. Like AJ said, he had to work hard to get those belts and he's not about to give them…

Comment by Tobi.G on 11-05-2017

Where is the other guy,the fat óne, i see just Wilder. I would like to know what Stiverne says about his performance and Wilders punching power. He has to face reality and apologize for his fat ass going to ring.

Comment by Peterliminator on 11-05-2017

Jim Gray did a better job of dodging Wilder's spittle during the post fight interview than Stiverne did of dodging Wilder's punches during the fight.

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