Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with TKO

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AL.com)- Deontay Wilder is still the WBC heavyweight champion of the world.

The Tuscaloosa native knocked Gerald Washington down in the fifth round, and the fight was stopped at 1:45 into the round, not long after Washington got up from being knocked down.

The attendance at Legacy Arena was announced as 12,346 – the largest for a heavyweight fight in Alabama.

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