BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Five men have tried. Five men have failed.
Deontay Wilder successfully defended his World Boxing Council Heavyweight Title for the fifth time Saturday when he earned a technical knockout win over Gerald Washington in the Round 5.
Saturday's fight was Wilder's first title defense since he beat Chris Arreola in July 2016. After that bout, Wilder and Arreola were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The champ's record is now at a perfect 38-0 with 37 knockouts. He won the title from Bermane Stiverne by a unanimous decision in Las Vegas in Jan. 2015.
Wilder won the bronze medal at heavyweight for the U.S. at the 2008 Olympic Games and then turned pro in Nov. of that year.