Floyd Mayweather Jr. Hails Deontay Wilder’s Former Coach On Social Media
Floyd Mayweather has asked his fans to praise and follow veteran boxing trainer Mark Berland.
In an Instagram post, the former undefeated star wrote that Breland, who is Deontay Wilder’s former coach, is an “elite boxing coach.”
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Breland had been working with the Bronze Bomber until 2020. Wilder hired Malik Scott as his trainer after losing to Tyson Fury in the rematch in 2020.
As Wilder’s coach at that time, Breland had thrown in the towel having seen enough beating of his boxer. The Bomber looked completely out of the contest from the first round, which forced his trainer to call quits.
The boxer was instantly questioning his corner and seemed upset with their decision to stop the contest.
In response to Mayweather’s Instagram post, Malik Scott claimed that the former boxer was taking a dig at Wilder.
“I wouldn’t say he was talking s— about me,” Malik wrote on social media. “I would say he [Mayweather] was taking his usual random shots at Deontay, which is indirectly taking shots at me too since I’m Deontay’s head trainer.
He also claimed that Breland never liked Mayweather.
“All of a sudden, Floyd posts [about] him [Mark Breland] with praise a week after we lost to Fury. Then to make it even more funnier, Mark Breland has never really liked Floyd.”
Before coaching, Breland was a world champion boxer. He also won five New York Golden Glove titles, surpassing Sugar Ray Robinson for the most wins in the history of the Gold Gloves.
He was also inducted in six Hall of Fames. He additionally won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, was awarded 1982 Boxer of the Year by USAABF and was the No. 1 amateur welterweight in the world by AIBA in 1984.
“On numerous occasions, he’s [Breland] called Floyd an overrated big mouth that wouldn’t have stood a chance in his era,” said Scott.