Deontay Wilder on Brawl with Dominic Breazeale: ‘His Life is On the Line’
Deontay Wilder breaks down the brawl between him and Dominic Breazeale.
It was about two years ago, when Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale fought on the same card in Birmingham, Alabama. Wilder had stopped Gerald Washington, while Breazeale knocked out Izu Ugonoh.
But they were not done seeing action for the night. Later that same night, a brawl took place in a hotel lobby involving Breazeale, Wilder, and Wilder’s brother; Marsellos. The incident has since fueled bad blood between the two heavyweights, though Wilder believes that Breazeale has stretched the truth on his side.
“He (Breazeale) hit my brother man, behind his back; without him seeing,” said Wilder. “A sucker punch. My brother came back around, and freed; and dropped him. Breazeale, he got embarrassed. A cruiserweight, he (Marsellos) was only 193 pounds; knocking another 200 maybe sixty something, 63, 64, he (Breazeale) weighed in that particular night? That’s embarrassment.”
Wilder assures that the situation could have escalated a lot further from what it did on that night, particularly for Breazeale; saying “Breazeale life was on the line that night.”
“I had people calling me that night, apologizing to me because they didn’t blast that fool,” said Wilder. “And I ain’t understand that. I’m like ‘damn y’all love me that much?’ ‘Anything for you champ.’ It’s a crazy world.”
With retaliation on their minds, Wilder and Breazeale will now get the chance to settle it in the ring; when they meet on May 18 at the Barclays Center in New York.