Dominic Breazeale says he’s coming for Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight title

January 9, 2019 7:16 AM
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Dominic Breazeale talks about his intention to get in the ring with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale (19-1, 17KOs) has made it clear that he wants a shot against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39KOs). Breazeale can stay on track towards landing that shot with a victory over Carlos Negron (20-1, 16KOs).

“I was looking for the intent of me and Deontay Wilder fighting in the spring,” said Breazeale. “Looks like that’s not gonna happen because of the Wilder-Fury situation, and their rematch. So right now, I’ll probably keep myself busy and take another fight in the spring. Someone that the WBC recognizes and they allow me to fight.”

Tyson Fury challenged Wilder for his title at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 1st. The contest resulted in a draw, then the WBC ordered an immediate rematch.

Wilder is aware that he’s been on Breazeale’s radar for some time. He was even asked about Breazeale as he prepared for Fury during his open workout in Los Angeles. Wilder responded by saying that Breazeale’s shot is coming.

“He (Wilder) understands that trouble is coming for him,” said Breazeale. “And for him to have me in his mind, thinking about me during camp, or asking questions about it; I’m sure it’s rattling him. I’m glad, I’m lucky. I feel great about it.”

Breazeale, who is ranked fourth by the WBC in the heavyweight division; also offered some words in his ongoing campaign to fight the WBC champion.

“Deontay Wilder, man, I’m chasing that WBC belt,” said Breazeale. “You gotta stop running man. Trouble’s coming for you.”


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