Words by Jason Cordner

Showtime Boxing bought a championship card to the Barclays Center, along with some hard hitting action.

‘The Bronze Bomber” Deontay Wilder showed devastating power as he knocked down mandatory challenger Barmane Stiverne three times before the referee mercifully waved off the championship bout.

Wilder first knocked Stiverne to the ground with a devastating one-two combination that caught the Haitian challenger on the nose. Seconds after Stiverne got back on his feet, Wilder landed another clean combination with a big left and an overhand right that sent a stunned Stiverne back to the canvas. The final blow came in the waning moments of the opening round as Wilder landed four clean punches to the face of a wobbly Stiverne. After the fight Wilder commented:
You have to give props to Stiverne for getting in the ring. It takes a lot of courage and it takes a lot of pride to step in the ring with someone like me. We do what we have to do in the ring and at least he stepped up. He was a clean fighter.

The demolishing victory marks the unbeaten Alabama knockout-artist’s sixth successive defense of the coveted green and gold belt and Wilder now wants a unification showdown with Anthony Joshua.

A king doesn’t chase the peasants. A king takes kings. I want Joshua. If he doesn’t give me the fight we have other plans. The world wants Joshua, the world wants Wilder, I want Joshua. Joshua come and see me baby. No more dodging, no more excuses. Make the date, don’t wait.

No heavyweight can compare to me, I move like a middleweight. the things I can do in the ring and what I see is crazy, I’ m very confident in what I do.

I’ve been waiting on the fight for a long time, listen ‘AJ’, I declare war on you. I’ve been waiting for a long time. I know I’m the champion, I know I’m the best, are you up for the test?

 This is the heavyweight championship fight boxing needs. Too much money to be made for this fight not to happen.