I disagree. Wilder learned absolutely nothing from this fight, and his detractors now have fabulous new ammunition for making fun of him. He was starting to look halfway legit after the Manswell fight, but this fight is too embarrassing for even me to defend. This fight will hurt him in the long run, perhaps badly. Suppose his team calls-out a decent B-level fighter next, and that fighter doesn't want to take a chance on Wilder's power. Now that fighter can just point to this fight, laugh, and claim that Wilder is not worth his time. Danger avoided, with no professional embarrassment for that fighter. This game is all about perception. Need I mention David Haye?