Boxing fans around the world were looking forward to seeing WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder fight Brit Anthony Joshua or move forward with a rematch with Tyson Fury for his next bout.
Wilder is not doing any of that as he is set to fight Dominic Breazele on May 18 at the Barclays Center. The two heavyweight boxers have a history of bad blood between them which stems from a hotel lobby fight that took place in 2017.
While a fight with Fury or Joshua would have definitely generated more interest, the bad blood between the two heavyweights makes for good TV.
Wilder has a very impressive record which shows 40 fights, 1 draw and 0 defeats. Wilder has knocked out 39 of his opponents and plans to put a beating on Breazele on Saturday night, issuing a promise that he would delete him for good!
This will be the 9th time that Wilder will be defending his WBC Heavyweight belt and he does not plan on losing it to his rival Breazele. The last time that Wilder stepped into the ring was against Tyson Fury in December 2018. This fight is widely considered as one the best heavyweight boxing matches in recent history.
Wilder did knock down Fury in the 12th round and looked like he would win but Fury miraculously got up and went on to draw the fight. Wilder is keen to return to his violent best with another KO over Breazele.
Breazele Keen On Sending Wilder Into Retirement
Dominic Breazele decided to fight fire with fire and also launched a scathing attack on Wilder. Breazele says Wilder does not know what it is like to cope with a loss in the boxing ring and he is confident that he can dent his undefeated record and send him into retirement.
Breazele has fought 21 times and has only one loss and that is to Anthony Joshua. His plan is to win the fight against Wilder and then seek revenge against Joshua. Wilder’s plan is to have an impressive KO victory against Breazele and then fight one more time before the end of the year. He would love that rematch with Tyson Fury as he wants to set the record straight.
The co-main event for Saturday night will see Gary Russell Jr who is the WBC Featherweight champion defend his belt against former champ Kiko Martinez.