Wilder Taking Breazeale Fight “Personally”
Deontay Wilder expects a massacre in two weeks, when he returns to the Barclays Center to fight Dominic Breazeale in a defense of his WBC world heavyweight title.
“When I take a fight personal, something magical is going to happen,” Wilder said of his feud with Breazeale that began with a hotel brawl a few years ago following a fight in Alabama. “I’ve been up at 2:00 AM, hitting the heavy bag for 12 rounds straight. And still breathing smoothly. This is going to be a disaster for Breazeale.
“Enjoy this one, because it’s going to be a massacre. May 18 will be a beautiful day for me. A beautiful day to see what I’m planning to do for the sport of boxing,” Wilder continued in a piece for World Boxing News.
“No man who gets in the ring will be able to defeat Deontay Wilder. I hold the keys to the heavyweight division. No fighter is doing what I’m doing. I’m trying to give the fans something they’ve never seen before.”
“It’s always great to get a mandatory out of the way,” Wilder said of Breazaele. “They’re like flies buzzing in my ear.”
“I just want to get them out of the way so I can do great things for the heavyweight division. I want one champion, one face, one name. But you need a lot of cooperation to make that happen.
“I want to prove to the world that I’m the best. That’s what I believe in my heart. Until someone proves me wrong, I will continue to believe that. Breazeale is the next man in line. I can’t wait for this one.
Initial report: World Boxing News