From Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM –Tuscaloosa’s Deontay Wilder defended his WBC crown Saturday when he KO’d Eric Molina in the ninth round at UAB’s Bartow Arena.
Wilder floored Molina four times in the bout, but the determined challenger kept getting back up.
With just over a minute remaining in the ninth round, the champion landed a straight right that sent Molina to his back, ending the heavyweight championship challenge, according to Tribune sports editor Erik Harris.
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