Zhilei Zhang Shocks the Boxing World: Stuns Deontay Wilder with a Fifth-Round Knockout

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In a thrilling encounter, Chinese heavyweight Zhilei Zhang scored a stunning fifth-round knockout against former WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

The match was part of the highly anticipated Queensberry vs Matchroom 5v5 boxing card.

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Right from the start, Zhang took control of the fight, forcing Wilder onto the defensive. This strategy effectively helped him evade Wilder’s powerful punches.

The turning point of the match came in the fifth round when Zhang delivered a sweeping right hook, leaving Wilder out of his senses.

Wilder spun and took a few steps away from Zhang when a second right hand connected, sending him to the canvas.

Although Wilder managed to beat the count, rising at nine, he stumbled as he was instructed to walk towards the referee.

This prompted the referee to call a halt to the bout at the 1:51 mark of Round 5. This victory for Zhang has certainly reshaped the landscape of the heavyweight division.