Result: Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with stoppage win

Deontay Wilder retains the WBC heavyweight title with a brutal ninth-round stoppage win against Artur Szpilka in New York.

Deontay Wilder has successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title with a stoppage win over Artur Szpilka in New York.

The 30-year-old was troubled at times by Szpilka, who had lost just one of his 21 outings as a professional, but the American ended the contest in emphatic fashion in the ninth round.

Deontay Wilder punches Artur Szpilka during their WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at Barclays Center on January 16, 2016© Getty Images

As Szpilka lunged forward, he was caught with a thudding right hand by Wilder, bringing an abrupt halt to the fight with the Pole unconscious on the canvas.

The victory sees Wilder extend his unbeaten record to 36 victories and sets up a clash with mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.

After the fight, Wilder was involved in a verbal confrontation with Tyson Fury, the WBA and WBO champion, with a unification showdown likely should Wilder beat Povetkin and Fury get the better of Wladimir Klitschko in their rematch, which will take place in the spring.

Earlier in the night, Charles Martin claimed the vacant IBF belt after Vyacheslav Glazkov suffered a torn ACL in the third round of their bout.

Tyson Fury of England celebrates defeating Dereck Chisora of England in the eliminator for the WBO World Heavyweight Championship during Boxing at ExCel on November 29, 2014
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