Deontay Wilder defends the title in 2:17 seconds in the first round
Juan Heráldez faces former world champion Argenis Méndez in a 10-round attraction that opens the action in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. This fight between the 140lb fighters really set the stage for a night of great action but ended in a draw. A very close fight that seems to be consistent with several close fights this year.
And in our co- main event Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York - WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) showed no signs of rust when he outboxed and tagged former belt holder Kiko Martinez (39-9-2, 28 KOs) to a fifth round stoppage. Going up against a very game Kiko Martinez who gave his best effort, but due to a cut over the eye, the ring doctor stopped the fight in the fifth round giving Russell the TKO.
In Gary Russell's post fight interview he wore a t-shirt that displayed on the back a statement calling out Leo Santa Cruz for his next fight. While Twitter has Gervonta Davis tweeting that he is awaiting a call from Russell's camp.
Which fight will be made as the fans and the boxing world have become familiar with Russell's one fight a year schedule. Time shall tell the story of who will be the next to face Mr. Gary Russell Jr. In our main event, Wilder vs Breazeale, this was one of the fastest KO victories in the heavyweight division since the Mike Tyson era. 2:17 in the first round, Deontay Wilder makes his ninth consecutive title defense as he lands a massive straight right hand to the chin of Breazeale to end the fight.