Nobody hits harder than the Bronze Bomber. Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion of the world, is undefeated in 42 professional bouts, and he's won by knockout 40 times. There isn't a single fighter in the facepunching game who swings a bludgeon quite like the 6-7 bruiser, so ahead of his much-anticipated rematch with Luis Ortiz, let's re-live some of his most glorious KO moments.
March 2014: Malik Scott, Round 1
The 30-0 Wilder went down to Puerto Rico with an eye on earning himself a title chance. He made incredibly quick work of the hopeless Malik Scott, and would then need just one more win before teeing up a successful shot at the WBC belt.
June 2015: Eric Molina, Round 9
Eric Molina took it to Wilder in fits and starts, but you could see him wearing himself out. By Round 9, it was all over but the shouting. He was disheveled out there, and the champ finished off his first title defense with aplomb.
January 2016: Artur Szpilka, Round 9
Wilder's third title defense came in his first-ever fight at Madison Square Garden, and he didn't disappoint. Artur Szpilka walked into a right-handed buzzsaw that no mortal man could have survived.
November 2017: Bermane Stiverne, Round 1
You just feel bad for guys like this. They're gonna have nightmares for the rest of their lives.
May 2018: Luis Ortiz, Round 10
"King Kong" gave Wilder a true test when they first met. He legitimately hurt him. But the Bomber ultimately prevailed over Ortiz with a ferocious 10th-round display, setting up an exciting rematch.
May 2019: Dominic Breazeale, Round 1
Night-night. Thanks for playing.