Deontay Wilder entered his heavyweight fight against former world champion Sergei Liakhovich owner of a record of 28-0 with 28 knockouts. After a scary first-round knockout of Liakhovich on Friday at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, make that 29-0 with 29 knockouts.
The fight was called at 1:43 of the round after Wilder landed a vicious right cross to the chin of Liakhovich, who went down hard and began to shake. Liakhovich (25-6) eventually went to his dressing room under his own power.
The fight was televised by Showtime.