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Deontay Wilder simply toyed with an outgunned Chris Arreola whose corner stopped the one-sided match after the eighth round.

Arreola had been taken a beating throughout the fight. He was knocked down in the fourth round while suffering a cut over his nose and a swollen left eye.

Wilder, who apparently was fighting with a broken right hand and a distal tear in his elbow (he had a large abrasion on his elbow which he attributed to "an accident while working in the yard."), easily kept the distance between himself and Arreola as he teed off with power shots

Wilder took the bout with Arreola after Alexander Povetkin bowed out with a positive PED test. Wilder would lose $3 million dollars in the process after he lost out on a $5 million payday the Russian.

Arreola was paid $150,000 to absorb the beating.

This should be the last we see of Arreola as he no longer possesses anything other than a name. While his facial expression showed an early determination, he seemed to resign himself to defeat by the second round. His power shots had absolutely no effect on Wilder who treated the "Nightmare" as if he were a sparring partner. There has always seemed to be a lack of focus and resolve with Arreola. Now that he has aged that lack of passion has become more apparent...He blew his chance back in 2009 with a lackluster effort against Vitali Klitschko. His career never fully recovered after that as he suffered untimely losses and ultimately regressed into the cannon fodder we saw last night.

Wilder certainly deserves more regard in the American sports media. His record (37-0, 36 knockouts) looks like something out of a video game as
one of the commentators said. He still needs that career defining win which may come in a future match against Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua.
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