With Dominic Breazeale rumored to be Deontay Wilder’s next opponent, along with a litany of other fighters, FIGHT HUB spoke with the top contender regarding a 2017 brawl involving Wilder, Wilder’s brother and Breazeale.
Breazeale claimed that the issues started due to the heavyweight cheering for friend and sparring partner Gerald Washington, who was facing Wilder that evening, which stuck in the craw of Wilder’s associates who may have fed that to the Alabama born heavyweight.
“I went back to the hotel room, nothing big, showered up, told the wife and kids ‘hey, let’s go down to dinner,’ grabbed my trainer, cutman, everyone who was with us as a team,” said Breazeale. “We all end up meeting down in the lobby…I see Deontay Wilder and he’s charging towards me, he’s coming straight towards me.
“He gets in my face and he’s yelling all kinds of crazy stuff — can’t really make out exactly what’s going on because I understood it was me against 30 guys, like it was about to go down. Somebody ends up shoving me, I fall into like the front desk lobby area and at that point it just felt like everybody was after me. I had people pulling me away, people pushing me back in…
“I’m trying to get out of the situation, backing into the restaurant…and I get punched dead blindside in the back of the head. It’s Deontay Wilder’s brother on video footage from the hotel lobby that punched me in the back of the head.”
“But a situation like that is never ever called for. Never do you approach a man in front of his wife, definitely not in front of his kids. And you the heavyweight champ of the world. Why do you need 20, 30 people with you?
Original Story: Bad Left Hook