Deontay Wilder shows his talent, stops Oltmanns; Cano and Thompson also win

By Boxing News - 05/27/2012 - Comments

By Scott Gilfoid: The “Bronze Bomber” Deontay Wilder (22-0, 22 KO’s) continued his march to a heavyweight title shot with an impressive 1st round knockout over Jess Oltmanns (10-3, 7 KO’s) on Saturday night in Cancun, Mexico.

Wilder, only 26, pole-axed Oltmanns with a huge right hand to the head. The referee then halted the fight at 0:26 of the round.

The 6’7″ former 2008 U.S Olympic Bronze medalist Wilder showed superb power in the fight and looked like the real deal. With the right hand shots he was hitting Oltmanns with, it’s hard too see the top heavyweights in the division being able to withstand that kind of raw power. Wilder still needs to work on his left hand, though, because he was pretty much teeing off with his right last night. I’d like to see him start decimating guys using only his left hand for a while so he can develop that weapon a little more.

In other fights on the same card, Sergio Thompson (23-2, 21 KO’s) powered though his fight with Juan Ramos Solis (17-6, 6 KO’s) with a 5th round TKO victory. Thompson put Solis down in the 1st and 4th rounds. Thompson was pulverizing Solis in the 5th when his corner decided he’d had enough and threw in the towel.

Light welterweight contender Pablo Cesar Cano (24-1-1, 19 KO’s) defeated Fidel Monterrosa (29-6, 23 KO’s) with a 9th round stoppage. Cano flattened Monterrosa in the 9th with a nice body shot and the fight was halted. Cano is the fighter that Erik Morales stopped last year in their fight for the vacant WBC light welterweight title. Cano gave Morales a lot of problems but was ultimately beaten down and stopped.

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