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Day of Reckoning full results: Anthony Joshua makes Otto Wallin quit on stool; Wilder upset by Parker

Day of Reckoning full results: Anthony Joshua makes Otto Wallin quit on stool; Wilder upset by Parker

Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker exchange punches during their heavyweight fight Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

"The Day of Reckoning," as Saturday's card at the Kingdom Arena in Saudi Arabia was officially dubbed, featured several high-profile fighters facing off against each other in the ring. Reckoning came, but only for Deontay Wilder in his return to the ring after a 14-month layoff.

Wilder. the former WBC heavyweight champion, lost a wide unanimous decision to Joseph Parker in the co-main event after entering the ring as a -600 favorite. But Parker came in with a quality game plan, walked Wilder down for most of the fight and was bringing the fight to him. Wilder was mostly content to sit back and wait for the big shot. Unfortunately, the big shot never came and Parker's relentless pace won him the fight via unanimous decision.

In the main event, Anthony Joshua looked like the Anthony Joshua of old as he easily picked apart Otto Wallin until Wallin's corner had seen enough after the fifth round and threw in the towel. The victory is Joshua's third of 2023 and he heads into 2024 with a likely title shot in the near future after the heavyweight title unification fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury on Feb. 17.

Here's how the main card unfolded:

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  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 3:02 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff
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  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 2:48 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff
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    And the fight is over! Wallin’s corner throws in the towel

  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 2:47 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff

    AJ rocks Wallin with a huge right hand! Wallin was hurt, but he somehow shakes it off and survives Joshua’s onslaught in Round 5.

  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 2:43 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff
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  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 2:41 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff

    Sound is back on for the fourth round. Joshua staying busy. Wallin won’t back down. Fun scrap so far.

  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 2:32 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff

    AJ looked sharp in a mostly quiet first round. (Sound is still out for the broadcast, but it was working for the commercials.)

  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 2:29 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff

    “APOLOGIES FOR AUDIO ISSUES” appears in the top left corner of the screen while AJ and Wallin battle in the first round.

  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 2:28 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff

    ESPN’s feed of the DAZN broadcast has lost the audio.

  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 2:27 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff

    Main event is about to begin. Will Anthony Joshua make a case for another title shot or will Otto Wallin upset the former champion? We’re about to find out!

  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 2:11 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff
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    Michael Buffer reads the scorecards: 118-111, 118-110 and 120-108 all for Joseph Parker. Wilder loses for the third time in his last four fights after starting his career 42-0-1.

  • Sun, December 24, 2023 at 1:52 AM GMT+3Yahoo Sports Staff

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Day of Reckoning full card results

Heavyweight: Anthony Joshua def. Otto Wallin by TKO in Round 5
Heavyweight: Joseph Parker def. Deontay Wilder by unanimous decision (120-107, 120-107, 120-107)
Light heavyweight: Dmitry Bivol def. Lyndon Arthur by unanimous decision (120-107, 120-107, 120-107)
Heavyweight: Daniel Dubois def. Jarrell Miller by TKO in Round 10
Heavyweight: Agit Kabayel def. Arslanbek Makhmudov by TKO in Round 4
Cruiserweight: Jai Opetaia def. Ellis Zorro by KO in Round 1
Heavyweight: Filip Hrgovic def. Mark De Mori by TKO in Round 1
Heavyweight: Frank Sanchez def. Junior Fa by TKO in Round 7

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