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Wilder vs. McCreary

Deontay Wilder destroys Damon McCreary in 2nd round TKO

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

Demetrius Hopkins vs. Doel Carrasquilla on Wilder-McCreary card on Saturday

LOS ANGELES, September 7 – The stage is set for a hard-hitting night of action at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center IN Orange County, Calif. on Saturday, September 8 when Demetrius Hopkins and Doel Carrasquilla head up an exciting undercard leading up to the FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes doubleheader featuring Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Noe Bolaños and Deontay Wilder vs. Damon McCreary. Continue reading

Wilder-McCreary on Saturday

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

Deontay Wilder-Damon McCreary Set For Sept 8th – Unbeaten Heavies Collide

By James Slater: As has already been reported, unbeaten 26-year-old heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder will make a quick return to action fowling his recent 1st-round KO win over Kertson Manswell. “The Bronze Bomber” now has an opponent: according to Golden Boy match-maker Eric Gomez, who spoke with, Wilder will look for his 25th KO win in as many fights against 39-year-old Damon McCreary on September 8th, in a fight that will go out on Fox Sports Net.

McCreary, known as “Bulldog,” has a good looking pro record at 14-0(10) but, his age aside, the Detroit fighter has a number of things going against him heading into this, the biggest fight of his career by far. Number one: McCreary is just 5’11” (compared to 6’7” for Wilder) and he has had just one fight as a heavyweight – his last fight, when he came up from 185-pounds to scale 230 for his November 2010 points win over Raymundo Lopez. Number two: McCreary has been inactive, with just one bout since 2007, this being the 2010 win and three: McCreary has never before met a fighter as good, as powerful and as talented as Wilder.

Add it all up, and it looks like yet another ultra-quick win for the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist. Wilder, though, is keeping very busy and he has called out bigger, better names than McCreary, who has had who knows how much notice/time to train for the fight that will take place a week on Saturday. Wilder says he wants Tyson Fury, yet argues how the unbeaten Brit is afraid of taking him on. Who knows for sure what the real story is? Continue reading