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Finally, a heavyweight title made in America, as Deontay Wilder wins
Finally, a heavyweight title made in America, as Deontay Wilder wins

Before the fight, heavyweight champion Bermane (Be Ware) Stiverne told the world that, after his title defense against Deontay Wilder, the sports world would never hear about Wilder again. It may be the other way around. In a small step back into the limelight for Americans in boxing's heavyweight division, a new boxing golden boy, Wilder, on Saturday night became the first heavyweight champion from the United States since Shannon Briggs in 2006. And Briggs held his title barely long enough to evoke a memory. Wilder beat his Haitian opponent, Stiverne, to win the World Boxing Council belt in a somewhat startling unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. "I wanted to...

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