Deontay Wilder stops Greer in 2nd round; Thompson defeats Castro
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) took another step towards an eventual world title shot on Saturday night with an easy 2nd round stoppage of Matthew Greer (15-9, 13 KO’s) at the Centro de Convenciones In Villa Hermosa, Tabasco, Mexico.
Wilder knocked Greer down three times in the fight before the slaughter was finally stopped by referee Jesus Manuel Erosa at 1:16 of the round. Wilder had Greer down pretty much each time he landed one of his huge right hand bombs in the fight. All three knockdowns came in the 2nd round from devastating right hands. In the opening round, Deontay used mainly his jab and left hook until the last 15 seconds of the round when he finally opened up with a flurry of shots.
It was incredible to watch the power that the man had in his right hand. Those shots would have knocked out any heavyweight in the division. I have new respect for Greer after watching him take those shots and get up from them each time.
With this knockout victory, Wilder is only 18 knockouts away from breaking the boxing record for the longest knockout streak for a heavyweight. The record is held by Lamar Clark with 44. Wilder can easily break that record if he keeps destroying his opponents like he did tonight.
In the main event on the card, super featherweight Sergio Thompson (26-2, 23 KO’s) defeated journeyman Moises Castro (29-20-4, 20 KO’s) by a 5th round TKO.
Super flyweight Ivan Morales (19-0, 12 KO’s) stayed unbeaten with a 1st round knockout win over an overmatched Patricio Camacho (16-8-1, 13 KO’s).