Deontay Wilder has fired back at his former trainer Mark Breland.
Back in February 2020, Wilder put the WBC Heavyweight Championship on the line against Tyson Fury in a rematch. Fury dropped Wilder twice in the fight and “The Bronze Bomber” couldn’t get anything going. After Wilder covered up against the ropes and Fury continued his relentless pace, Breland threw in the towel in the seventh round.
Months after the fight, Wilder revealed that he dropped Breland from his camp. In addition, Wilder accused Breland of spiking his water during the Fury rematch.
Breland recently claimed that Wilder’s career is done. He also dismissed Wilder’s claims of water tampering.
During an appearance on 78 Sports TV, Wilder expressed confusion over Breland’s comments (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“Where is it all coming from? Is it because where I was in life and your career was short? It could be a jealousy thing. I can’t understand where it’s coming from. We know what the deal is. We know what’s up man. You would want to debunk something that we all have proof and evidence of. I told [co-trainer] Jay [Deas], ‘I believe Mark did something to the water.’ I’m telling you. I know how I felt in the ring. That wasn’t me. If people understood how I felt. This man has been jealous of me. Now this is all coming out. I told Jay, ‘Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
Wilder is in the process of taking legal action against the planned Fury vs. Anthony Joshua matchup. Wilder insists that his rematch clause remains in effect. Fury’s camp claims the clause has expired.