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Wilder retains WBC title with 8th round TKO

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – WBC Champion Deontay Wilder kept his record un blemished and improved to 37 – 0 with an 8th round stoppage of game challenger Chris Arreola Saturday Night.

The champ put on a show for the 12,000 plus in attendance at the Legacy Arena in Alabama.

The 30 year old champion, remains perfect and looks for a Title Unification Bout with WBA, IBF, WBO, IBF champion Tyson Fury.

Wilder made short work of Chris Arreola and was able to use his 7 inch reach advantage along with his four inch height advantage to keep the challenger at bay.

Wilder used that superior reach early and often last night. Arreola did a lot of circling to his right, trying to avoid it, but could only hold on so long before being caught. Arreola had some luck getting to the body of Wilder but not enough to do damage.

Wilder scored the first knock down of the night late in the fourth round. Arreola was able to get up for the 8 count, but was then almost floored again before being saved by the bell moments later.

Wilder, ahead 80-71, 80-71 and 79-72 on the scorecards when the fight was stopped

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