Deontay Wilder gives warning to Dominic Breazeale
By Jim Dower: Deontay Wilder says he’s going to cripple challenger Dominic Breazeale when the time comes for him to defend his WBC heavyweight title against him in the future. Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) says the 32-year-old Breazeale (19-1, 17 KOs) is going to get what’s coming to him.
Breazeale is Wilder’s mandatory challenger, and he’s pushing for his title shot against the unbeaten champion. However, Wilder is looking to defend his World Boxing Council title against former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) next on November 10 or November 17 on Showtime pay-per-view. There’s a lot more money on the line for Wilder facing Fury than there is in him defending against the 6’7” 2012 U.S Olympian Breazeale.
”We already know that Dominic Breazeale is trying to talk me into fighting him, which is not working,” Wilder said to Fighthype. ”You can’t make me mad, especially with your word unless you physically do something. My mind is already made about the Breazeale fight. When it do happen, I’m going to make sure he brings his son up on the stage to look at the man in the eyes that it going to cripple his daddy,” Wilder said.
It sounds like Wilder wants to hurt Breazeale bad when he finally faces him. Right now, Wilder needs to make sure he gets past Fury if that fight gets made. Recently, Wilder, 32, created a lot of attention with him saying that he wants one body on his resume before he retires from the sport one day. At least in the case of Breazeale, Wilder isn’t giving him the same kind of warning.
Obviously saying that he’s going to cripple Breazeale still sounds bad. For Wilder to be talking of wanting to have Breazeale’s son on stage to look him in the eye before he hurts his father Dominic, it sounds like he is highly upset at Breazeale. For Breazeale to win this fight, he’s going to have to come with a better game plan than he did in his 7th round knockout loss to Anthony Joshua in 2016. Breazeale was totally overmatched by Joshua, who had too much hand speed and power for him.
Breazeale is not a big puncher and he’s shown issues with his punch resistance. The chances are high that Breazeale is going to get knocked out early by Wilder.
”Breazeake’s whole story is so wrong and so twisted,” Wilder said. ”He wants people to feel sorry for him, but it’s not going to happen. Dominic Breazeale, you’re going to get what you’ve got coming to you,” Wilder said.
Breazeale is going to get his title shot against Wilder sooner or later. It’s not going to happen until 2019 at the earliest though. If Wilder chooses to fight a rematch against Fury or face Joshua in a unification fight, it’s likely that the World Boxing Council will give him the green light to make both of those fights. Breazeale might wind up waiting until 2020 before he gets his title shot against Wilder or whoever holds the WBC belt by that point in time.