Bob Arum Convinced That Deontay Wilder Is ‘Living in a Different Universe,’ Questions His Mental Health

Published 02/12/2021, 5:57 AM EST
NORTHPORT, ALABAMA – NOVEMBER 05: Deontay Wilder participates in a media workout at New Era Boxing & Fitness on November 05, 2019 in Northport, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder is still receiving criticism as he justified his defeat to Tyson Fury by blaming his long time trainer Mark Breland. Wilder had accused Breland of spiking his water, which the boxing community didn’t find credible.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Despite that, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ continued to lash at Breland. Now, several boxing pundits, including Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum, has dived in to ridicule the former WBC heavyweight champion. The 88-year-old has questioned Deontay Wilder’s sanity and took Mark Breland’s side in the entire debate.

While boxing fans are mostly aware of Bob Arum’s loudmouth, he donned a similar persona while bashing ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In a chat with IFL TV, Arum said, “One has to objectively question Wilder’s sanity. I mean, this is beyond the pale. I mean here Wilder accuses his corner guy, who was a Olympic champion, a professional middleweight champion, one of the world champion who has an impeccable reputation, great gentleman, and so forth, accuses him of spiking his (Wilder’s) water. Which made no sense in his own cornerman.”

DIVE DEEPER

Eddie Hearn’s Wife: Who Is the Matchroom Sport Kingpin Married To?

3 months ago

Bob Arum continued to spit venom on Wilder. The Top Rank CEO wasn’t ready to buy his claims under any situation, and it was prominent in his recent interview.

Arum continued, “So, Breland answered it back to show how absurd it was that why would he spike his own guy’s water. Wilder went crazy, called Breland ungrateful. I mean, made no sense. He (Wilder) is living in a different universe.”

DIVE DEEPER

Ryan Garcia’s Trainer: Gervonta Davis Is Far More Interesting Than Manny Pacquiao

3 months ago

What’s next for Deontay Wilder?

Following his maiden loss against Fury, Wilder hasn’t announced his return. Meanwhile, Tyson Fury seems to have set his eyes on fighting unified titleholder Anthony Joshua. So, it leaves Wilder with no title shot at this stage.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Deontay Wilder looks at the crowd and celebrates after knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

However, he is rumored to return soon and encounter American heavyweight, Chris Martin. On bagging a win, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ can rightfully demand another title shot.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

That said, a trilogy clash with Tyson Fury is still relevant and can happen somewhere down the line. If ‘The Bronze Bomber becomes mandatory, it will be a sure shot fight.

Do you think Deontay Wilder can become a world champion again?

DIVE DEEPER

Deontay Wilder Reveals Intricate Details About His Relationship With Mark Breland

3 months ago

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Raj Sarkar

1636 articles

A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT