Deontay Wilder stops Chris Arreola to retain WBC heavyweight title

Wilder acquires by technical knockout when Arreolas corner stopped the fight after the eighth round

Despite campaigning predominantly one-armed for half the fight, Deontay Wilder remained in control in the ring before instantly heading to the hospital.

Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight entitle with a technical knockout when Chris Arreolas corner stopped the fight after the eighth round Saturday night at Legacy Arena.

Arreolas left attention seemed swollen-headed closed. An disabled Wilder( 37 -0, 36 knockouts) knocked down Arreola in the fourth and peppered him with left jabs and hooks after territory hard privileges early.

Promoter Lou DiBella said Wilder was carried out in order to nearby UAB Hospital after a doctor strengthened he had a busted right hand and a probable distal weeping in that joint. Both hurts happened in the fight.

Wilder demonstrated reporters his injured bicep as he headed to the cupboard room and said he was already certain the handwriting was transgres. He shed the privilege, his biggest weapon, sparingly after the fourth round.

It was Wilders fourth entitlement defense and one-third in Birmingham, about an hour from his hometown of Tuscaloosa

Arreola( 36 -5- 1) took the fight on short notice after Wilders mandatory security against Russian Alexander Povetkin was called off in May. Povetkin miscarried a drug test.

Wilder wobbled Arreola with a right hand then knocked him down with a bombardment late in the fourth. He had Arreola off-balance on the ropes when the round ended.

With his right hand predominantly out of commission, Wilder appeared to hurt Arreola again with a to stay in the final seconds of the seventh. Wilder also broke his right hand in acquiring the name against Bermane Stiverne in January 2015 and had surgery.

He had a wound on his right joint going into the fight, and the information was bleeding by the end in addition to providing his more serious injuries.

Wilder had to go looking for another opponent after his May fight with the WBC obligatory challenger Povetkin in Russia descended through. Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.

Wilder has registered suit striving at the least$ 5m in impairments after losing that $4,369, 000 payday plus a potential bonus for a succes. He determined for some$ 3m less ($ 1.4 m) for the fight with Arreola, announcing him the perfect rival because of his heart and toughness.

Arreola indeed withstood a bombardment and property some person shots now and then after getting Wilder against the ropes. At least twice, Wilder made a gesticulate with his hips while sucking those punches.

Arreola, who did $150,000 for the fight, had previously lost title shots to Vitali Klitschko and Stiverne. Wilder claimed Stivernes title with a unanimous decision in January 2015, which remains his only professional fighting to go the distance.

Arreolas majority decision over Travis Kauffman in December was ruled a no race when he are positive for marijiuana.

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