Deontay Wilder Defeats Gerald Washington & Hurd Defeats Harrison

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Wilder Than Washington, Hurd Harrison Tony, Saturday Night Fight Results
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
18-0-1 football player turned heavyweight boxer Gerald Washington won the first four rounds against WBC World Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, ‘The Bronze Bomber’, as a late opponent, scoring with double jabs and standing even at 6’6” to Deontay’s 6’7”.  Wilder did do a bit better in the fourth round as he began to up the pace.
A short right followed by a glove blocked left send Washington backwards to the canvas. After he arose, Deontay Wilder swung wildly, and mostly appeared to miss, but the referee gave him a stoppage win anyway. Washington appeared unhurt, and the bout could have run, but it was in Deontay country at Legacy Arena, and it did not go on. Deontay goes to 38-0 with 37 knockouts, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Washington, ‘El Gallo Negro’, who was no chicken and was unafraid of Wilder, falls to 18-1-1 with 12 knockouts, Vallejo, California.
Result: Deontay Wilder TKO 5 Gerald Washington, Heavyweights (1:45)
Wilder retains the World Boxing Council World Heavyweight title
Referee: Michael Griffin. Gerald Washington was down in the fifth round.
Fox Sports Commentary by Abner Mares and Virgil Hunter
Former World heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, ‘The Easton Assassin’ was at ringside
In the preliminary to the main event, Tony Harrison won the first six rounds on technical skill, jabbing and moving well. In rounds seven and eight, Harrison stopped moving, and left his left hand completely down as well, allowing Jarrett Hurd to bully him and mostly time him. In the ninth round, a short right hand sent Harrison down. He arose, appeared fine, but spit out his mouthpiece. The referee stopped the bout for no apparent reason and gave Jarrett Hurd, 20-0 with 14 knockouts, Accokeek, Maryland, the vacant IBF World Junior Middleweight title. Harrison fell to 24-2 with 20 knockouts, Detroit, Michigan.
Result: Jarrett Hurd TKO 9 Tony Harrison, Junior Middleweights (2:24)
Hurd wins the vacant International Boxing Federation World Junior Middleweight title
Referee; Jim Korb. Tony Harrison was down in the ninth round.
In Harrison’s only other loss, to Willie Nelson, Harrison also lost in the ninth round.
Other Major  Saturday Evening Fight Results Around the World
Dominic Breazeale TKO 5 Izu Ugonoh, Heavyweights (0:50)
Slugfest! Breazeale down in fourth round. Ugonoh down in third round and twice in fifth round. Ugonoh’s third knockdown sent him through the ring ropes and onto the ring apron, ending the contest. Referee; Jeff Dodson
Krzysztof Zimnoch TKO 6 Mike Mollo, Heavyweights
Mollo was down in the second round.
Demetrius Banks Win Split Decision 8 Craig Lewis, Heavyweights
Banks and Lewis took each other on an unpleasant toe to toe eight round trip to hell.
Banks wins vacant Michigan Heavyweight title
Scoring: 77-75. 77-75 Banks. 78-74 Lewis.
Rey Vargas Win Majority Decision 12 Gavin
McDonnell, Super Bantamweights
Vargas wins vacant World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight title
Scoring: 117-111, 116-112 Vargas. 114-114 Draw.
Iago Kiladze KO 1 Byron Polley, heavyweights (2:11)
Polley down twice in first. Bout ends with Polley counted out, down and out on his back. Kiladze is now 25-1 with 17 knockouts.
Junior Far TKO 3 Keith Barr, heavyweights (2:36)
10-0 Fa, 6’5” New Zealander, knocked down Barr in second round, twice in third round.
Robert Brizel
Robert Brizel
A native of New York’s Catskill Mountains, long a haven to boxers in training, New York City educator and sports writer Robert Brizel holds five university degrees in the education field, and has been writing about boxing since 1975. Robert has been an internet only boxing writer and photographer since 2008, and previously wrote for Saddoboxing. An old school writer rare in that he writes and takes his own boxing photos simultaneously, he seeks out different angles to create original stories. Robert is a frequent sight reporting boxing events in Atlantic City Casinos and New York City. Now expanding his writing to add MMA. Married with a daughter. A sharp dresser, Robert’s electric personality brings class and to events he covers. The only active boxing writer today licensed as a boxing manager and corner man, Robert works the corner in New York and New Jersey on occasion, adding a unique perspective and dimension to his perceptions of the fight game today. Also a trained vocalist who performed on the Catskill hotel nightclub stage for a decade as a child
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