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Deontay Wilder's brother announces himself to the world in his first fight with brutal KO

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On Friday night, boxing fans were treated to a taster of what to expect from the Notorious hard-hitter and heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder's little brother Marsellos.

He announced himsef to the world in his first ever paid fight, knocking out Jalyn Anthony in the first round in brutal circumstances.

Shown in a YouTube video, you can see exactly where Wilder gets his power and technique from, as he can be seen throwing very heavy shots to the face and body of his opponent.

Speaking to WBN before the contest, Wilder was confident on producing what he eventually did and living up to the hype of being a world champion's sibling.

"In my position, there's always going to be a little pressure thrown at me because fans want to see me knock people out like my brother does," Wilder exclusively told World Boxing News.

"But I don’t allow pressure to bother me much. I’m kind of use to it now. I'm going to just do me.

"There's no nerves really, more of excitement to actually live out this moment and be able to be a professional boxer. It's a vision I saw three years ago and here it is.

"If a life-changing opportunity presents itself you have to take serious attention to the pros and cons of the situation and be smart about it.

"It's now about getting more fights and more experience. They are definitely my first steps. I really don’t have a reason to rush my career."

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These comments are bound to excite boxing fans, and has also had people discussing whether the two could ever face off against each other in a boxing match.

Wilder Jr has clearly learnt from his brother and obtained some of his traits, such as his extremely hard punching, which can be seen in various clips of the fight.

Marcellos also told reporters that the inspiration from his champion brother has completely inspired him to become a true warrior in the ring. 

Watch Marsellos Wilder in action below.

"Having the access to see how a champion handles himself. It’s super inspirational to see it up close and at the same time, it’s my brother.

"This is a big push for me turning pro," he added.

It is definitely safe to say Marsellos Wilder impressed on his debut, and it will be interesting to see how his career develops in the future.

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