Wilder stops Arreola in 8th despite injuring hand

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Deontay Wilder dished a beating to Chris Arreola, mostly one-handed, and turned Arreola’s face into a swollen, bloody mess in an eighth-round knockout victory to retain his heavyweight world title before 11,974 on Saturday night at Legacy Arena.

Heading a Premier Boxing Champions card on Fox in front of his home state fans, Wilder, a Tuscaloosa native, retained his belt for the fourth time, improving to 37-0 with 36 knockouts. Arreola fell to 36-5-1, including 0-3 in heavyweight title fights, getting knocked out in all three.

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