Olympic Bronze medalist Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder kept his string of consecutive wins and knockouts neck and neck Friday night with an efficient assassination of Siarhei “the White Wolf” Liakhovich at 1:43 in the first of a scheduled ten rounder. The triple header card was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and televised by Showtime as part of their Shobox: The New Generation series.
Wilder is being brought along at an easier pace than some might want from an athletic 6’7” power puncher with 84” reach. But the proud Tuscaloosa, Alabama resident is a latecomer to boxing. With just a mere handful of amateur fights, he won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. With proper seasoning, Wilder could be the next great thing. The problem, as illustrated on Friday night, is getting rounds.