Wilder: Breazeale Is Next If Fury Is a Coward

While Deontay Wilder seems focused only on a rematch with Tyson Fury, the WBC world heavyweight champion is concerned that his opponent may get cold feet after Wilder dropped the “Gypsy King” in the 12th with Fury barely making the referee’s count.

“I don’t know how confident Fury is after watching himself get knocked out, and believe me he was knocked out. He’s probably 50-50 on it: 50 percent of him wants the rematch, and 50 percent of him is thinking about that knockout and don’t want the fight. You’ve gotta be thinking about that knockout, knowing that it can happen again. That’s gotta leave something lingering in the back of his mind that this can happen again,” Wilder said to BoxingScene.com.

“But if he’s a true warrior and the true ‘Gypsy King’ that he claims he is, then all of that doubt will go out of the window, he’ll wanna prove that, no matter what, he was right that he won the fight, and he’ll fight me again. As for myself, I’m a warrior, and if people say it’s a draw, one side being for him, and one side being for me, then let’s run it back and do it again. We can’t leave people indecisive about what went on in what they feel was a controversial ending. Let’s give them a clear view and run it back once again, and I’ll guarantee you I’ll come out on top like I did the first time.”

When asked of Dominic Breazeale, who is one of Wilder’s mandatory challengers, Wilder claims there is only one way that the 2012 Olympian gets his shot before Fury.

“The only way me and Breazeale fight is if Tyson Fury wants to be a coward and don’t want the second fight with me. If that happens, then, of course, we’ll fight Breazeale. But as long Fury is down for it, then you know I’m down for it and the Fury fight’s gonna be on. So for now, I’m looking forward to the rematch.”

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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