By Marcus Richardson: Still unbeaten heavyweight prospect and knockout artist Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) added another knockout to his growing list earlier tonight with a 2nd round TKO victory over 39-year-old previously unbeaten Damon McCreary (14-1, 10 KO’s) at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
Loading up with every shot he threw, the 6’7″, 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist for U.S Wilder knocked the 262 pound, 5’11” McCreary down three times in the fight before it was eventually stopped in the 2nd round. Wilder put McCreary down once in the 1st and two more times in the 2nd before the slaughter was halted. While McCreary isn’t exactly the toughest opponent you could find, Wilder’s power was very real tonight.
With the way Wilder was punching he looked like he could have knocked out a lot of the top heavyweights in the division including the Klitschko brothers if he landed his right hands against them. Continue reading
By Kenneth Davis: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (24-0, 24 KO’s) will be making a quick return to the ring on Saturday night against 5’11”, 39-year-old Damon McCreary (14-0, 10 KO’s) in a 10 round bout a The Hanger in Cosa Mesa, California. Wilder last fought a month again in wiping out Kerston Manswell in one round. However, because Wilder’s fights are over with so quickly without him sustaining any real punishment, he’s able to fight more often than normal fighters typically do.
Wilder should get past McCreary in one or two rounds as long as nothing goes wrong in there. Wilder will be back in the ring later on this month against an opponent still to be determined. Before he does that, Wilder will spent some time sparring with Audley Harrison to fine tune him for his October 13th fight against David Price.
At this point Wilder badly needs to get some rounds in so that he can work on developing his skills and stamina. He’s knocking guys out so quickly that he’s not able to pick up much from the fight because his opponents are caving in so quickly. In an ideal situation, it would be great if McCreary can stand up to Wilder’s huge shots long enough for him to get at least 8 good rounds in. However, for that to happen McCreary will have to take some wicked shots that will really test chin. If he can take them then all the better for Wilder, but it’s highly unlikely that McCreary will last long with Wilder teeing off on him. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, September 1 – The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center will get the month of September off to a rousing start on Saturday the 8th when unbeaten junior welterweight rising star Luis Ramos Jr. looks for win number 23 in a row against veteran standout Noe Bolaños in a 10-round bout that headlines September’s edition of Golden Boy Promotions’ boxing series on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes.
In the co-main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the heavyweight division, 2008 United States Bronze Medalist Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder looks for his 25th knockout in 25 fights against fellow unbeaten Damon McCreary.
Ramos vs. Bolaños is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and DeWalt Tools. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 6:00 p.m. PT. The FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes bilingual simulcast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. FUEL TV will rebroadcast the fight on October 21 at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT.
Tickets priced at $50 and $75 are available for purchase online at www.fightcluboc.com. Continue reading