Breazeale: “I’m What The Heavyweight Division Needs”
“You’re going to see a different Dominic Breazeale for this fight,” is what mandatory challenger for the WBC world heavyweight title, Dominic Breazeale told reporters on Wednesday at his open workout at Brooklyn’s Gleason’s Gym.
“I’m something that the heavyweight division needs and you all are going to be surprised on Saturday night.”
Breazeale feels that his skill set will surpass not only Wilder’s ability in the ring, but ensure that he shuts the mouth of the verbose WBC champion. “Come Saturday night, it’s man versus man. You have to do what you’ve been saying you’re going to do. His talking won’t help him then,” Breazeale said.
“There’s no way this fight goes the distance. I know for sure it’s going to be fireworks from the opening bell and there’s going to be a fantastic finish.
Regarding his only title shot up to this point, a loss to current unified champion Anthony Joshua, Breazeale contends he did not do enough, and plans to show a different fighter on May 18th. “Losing to Anthony Joshua in 2016 was a huge stepping stone for my career. I learned so much about what I had been doing wrong. I didn’t do enough to get the win that night. I analyzed punch after punch and learned more from that loss than any win I had,” Breazeale contends.
“I’ve been training like a caged-dog during camp and it’s nice to be here now and see people’s reactions to the work I put in. I’m confident in what I can do and what I bring to the table on Saturday night. It’s going to be fun.”
“I don’t give Deontay much credit for his title defenses. People talk about his big right hand, but this is heavyweight boxing. I have a big right hand too. I’ve put many individuals down on the canvas. All Wilder does is talk. We’ll see who lands that right hand first on Saturday.