Deontay Wilder Explains Why He Didn’t Fire Jay Deas

Deontay Wilder has revealed why he decided not to drop trainer and co-manager Jay Deas.

Wilder wasn’t happy with his cornermen at the conclusion of his rematch against Tyson Fury back in February. “The Bronze Bomber” had his back against the ropes in the seventh round as Fury unloaded with punches. Mark Breland threw in the towel to save Wilder from further punishment.

While Breland was praised by reporters and fans, Wilder didn’t feel the same. He ended up firing Breland from his camp and accused him of spiking his water.

Appearing on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Wilder spoke on why he decided to keep Jay Deas on his team (via

“Believe it, Jay got a mouthful. Believe that. Believe that. I didn’t fire him because he didn’t go against my will or what I’ve been preaching about for five years.”

Wilder went on to say that no matter how bad things look inside the ring, he wants to go out on his shield rather than be saved.

“I don’t care what situation I’m in or how it looks at the end of the day,” Wilder continued. “I signed up for this, I chose boxing. Can’t nobody help me in the ring. It’s a team effort, but it’s an individual sport. When I go in the ring I can’t get water when I want it, unless the time ends, and I can’t tag in or call timeout.

“So with that being said as a warrior and if you don’t know anything about being a warrior then you won’t understand anything what I’m saying,” Wilder said. “Anybody that hasn’t been in an altercation and dealing with life and death, blood and guts, you see, we all grew up differently. That’s why people can’t relate. Some people can, certain people can’t.”

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