Deontay Wilder predicting SCARY outcome for Dominic Breazeale
By Eric Thomas: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) and Dominic ‘Trouble’ Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs) met on Tuesday for their kickoff news conference to announce their May 18 fight on SHOWTIME, and Wilder chillingly predicted how he’s going to snatch Breazeale’s brain out of his head like in the Mortal Kombat game. Wilder and Breazeale had an intense face off today at the press conference.
Wilder-Breazeale will be taking place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The two fighters have bad blood for having a run in a couple of years ago. Wilder, 33, is said to have turned down a huge $120 million deal by DAZN. Wilder losing to Breazeale will make him look silly for having turned down the monstrous deal. A lot of the boxing fans thinks Wilder was afraid to sign with DAZN because it would have involved him fighting Anthony Joshua twice.
“I can’t wait to see what this fool’s body does when I hit him on his face, when I hit him on the chin,” Wilder said to Breazeale. “I try to punch through them so I’m gonna grab his brain & I’m gonna bring it outta his head like it’s Mortal Combat.”
Breazeale needs to start as fast as possible if he wants to keep from getting knocked out by Wilder. Breazeale started slowly in his fight with Anthony Joshua in 2016, and it cost him the fight. The 6’7″ Wilder hits too hard for Breazeale to let him get off for the first six rounds. If Breazeale doesn’t come out looking knockout in the first two rounds, he’ll get stopped quickly.
Wilder hits harder than Joshua, and he’ll be teeing off on Breazeale from the start of the fight. Wilder seems to have no fear of Breazeale, and that’s a bad sign for him. When Wilder is slightly cautious, like he was against Tyson Fury and Luis Ortiz, he doesn’t throw his right hand bombs right away. Wilder is going to throw his big right hands sooner or later, but it’s better for Breazeale if he waits as long as possible before he starts throwing his big shots with his right hand.
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Breazeale is a good fighter, but he’s had problems against lesser guys than Wilder like Amir Mansour, Fred Kassi and Izuagbe Ugonoh. Breazeale’s punch resistance is shaky, and he fell apart when he stepped it up against Anthony Joshua three years ago.
Wilder is going to do his best to try and sell his fight with Breazeale. As such, one can expect to see further conflict between these two heavyweights. Since this isn’t the fight that the boxing public wanted to see from Wilder, he’ll need to work harder in attracting interest.
Breazeale can shape his own destiny by defeating Wilder, and then facing Joshua in a big money rematch with all four heavyweight titles on the line. Without the WBC title, Breazeale would have little chance of getting a second fight with Joshua due to his seventh round knockout loss to him in 2016. Joshua wants the World Boxing Council heavyweight title, so he’s going to give Breazeale a rematch as long as he has the WBC title in his possession.
This is a good time for Breazeale to be fighting Wilder with him coming off of a 12 round draw against Tyson Fury last December. Breazeale can study what Fury did against Wilder, and use that against him on May 18 to beat him.
It’s hard to say which heavyweight champion is facing the more beatable contender, Wilder or Joshua? Joshua is defending against Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller on June 1, and the boxing world is predicting an easy win for Joshua. Breazeale already lost to Joshua in a noncompetitive fight in 2016. Wilder’s performance against Breazeale will, of course, be compared to Joshua’s. If Wilder struggles to beat Breazeale, he’s going to be raked over the coals by the boxing fans for him having problems against him.
Wilder is predicting a massecre on May 18. He doesn’t plan on letting Breazeale get involved in the fight. He wants to treat this like he did in his rematch with former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne, who he knocked out in the first round last year.
“Enjoy this one, because it’s going to be a massacre,” Wilder said. “May 18 will be a beautiful day for me and a beautiful day to see what I’m planning to do for the sport of boxing.”
Wilder needs to get past Breazeale for him remain on target for a fight against Joshua in the future. If Wilder vs. Joshua is a $100 million fight like they’re saying it is, then Wilder might have did the right thing in holding off in signing with DAZN. He could potentially make $100 million for his two fights with Joshua alone on top of whatever he makes for his May 18 title defense against Breazeale. Wilder could come out ahead. The second Wilder vs. Joshua fight will presumably be bigger than the first, so it’s possible that it could bring in even more than $100 million for the two fighters to split between them.