Wilder Won’t Guarantee Joshua Knockout
On Saturday night, Deontay Wilder did something faster than Anthony Joshua, and that’s knocking out Dominic Breazeale.
“You know, we can compare all we want,” Wilder said during the post-fight press conference for his successful WBC world heavyweight title defense.
“But, you know, at the end of the day, when both of us get in the ring, you don’t know what’s gonna happen. I can’t say that I’m gonna knock him out. I can’t say he’s gonna knock me out. We just have to see when that time comes, and see what happens.”
When asked why he was able to level Breazeale less than two minutes into their 12-round bout at Barclays Center, Wilder looked towards a classic boxing metaphor.
“I mean, it’s hard,” Wilder said.
“You know, when you’re in boxing we always say styles make fights. And it’s so true. You know, certain styles may not complement other styles. And Breazeale’s style complements mines. Any guy that gets in the ring and can’t move their head or are not flexible, you know, it’s perfect for me. You know, because I’m gonna set you up and I’m faster than what people think. You know, people think, ‘Oh, he just got a right hand, so you stay away from that.’ You know, but when I settle myself down, and really use my intelligence in the ring, magic happens. And tonight, I displayed that.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene