Controversy over whether or not Wilder landed cleanly enough to secure KO.
American heavyweight star Deontay Wilder extended his incredible knockout record with a first round stoppage against Malik Scott on Saturday night.
It took the 28-year-old just 96 seconds to end the fight, with the victory improving his record to 31-0 which now puts him in line to face the winner of the vacant WBC heavyweight rematch between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola.
Nevertheless, there was a sense of disappointment with the ease with which Scott was stopped, with the 36-2-1 fighter expected to at least provide a test for his old friend.
However, despite his high guard he was unable to deal with Wilder’s power as he was caught with a left hook which he claimed “left me senseless” after the fight, before appearing to be clipped with a right which sent him to the canvas.
The unbeaten Bronze Bomber will now await the winner of the Stiverne and Arreola contest on May 10, before he will likely begin to make the step up and start fighting for titles after building an impressive record thus far in his career.