Wilder to defend belt at Barclays Center
American Headlines First Brooklyn Heavyweight Title Bout Since 1900
The last time the world heavyweight title was contested in our fair borough, Theodore Roosevelt was the governor of New York and just six months away from beginning his tenure as Vice President under the soon-to-be reelected William McKinley.
Also, a first-class U.S. stamp would cost you 2 cents, and unbeaten Yale was crowned the mythical national champion of college football.
In other words, it’s been quite a while.
But that extended and historic drought will come to an end on the night of Jan. 16, 2016, when WBC champion Deontay Wilder will defend his crown at Downtown Brooklyn’s Barclays Center against Polish challenger Artur Szpilka.