Wilder: Breazeale Fight Will Be “Scary” For Breazeale
With Tyson Fury icing their rematch, Deontay Wilder has set his sights on WBC mandatory challenger, Dominic Breazeale.
Breazeale is the current favorite to fight Wilder on May 18th from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Showtime.
“He’s a strong possibility,” Wilder told BoxingScene.com. “That’s who I strongly want myself, anyway. It’s about that time. I can’t keep these mandatories hanging around. Although we had a great plan going on, where I was fighting the best of the division, so can’t nobody be mad at that. They wanted to see me fight the best and in 2018, that’s what Deontay did.
“I’m looking, 2019, to repeat the same. So, you know, I need to get the mandatory out the way. There’s already some bad blood against us. I’m ready to just wipe Dominic Breazeale off the planet. I can’t wait. That’s gonna be a scary fight right there, on his behalf.”
Wilder looks to secure a rematch with Fury for later in 2019, hoping to gain a win after their controversial draw on December 1st at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Fury postponed the rematch due to the urging of his new network partner, ESPN, as he will debut on the network this spring against an unknown opponent.
Wilder-Breazeale have never fought in the ring, but the two nearly threw down in the lobby of a Birmingham, Alabama hotel lobby.
Following a card that featured both heavyweights, Wilder’s younger brother, Marcellus, began arguing with the title challenger at the Legacy Arena, which would continue in the lobby of a hotel, leading to police intervention and a lawsuit by Breazeale.
The lawsuit, filed in April 2017 would be dismissed in August of that year.
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