Deontay Wilder Criticizes Mark Breland For Throwing the Towel, Promises Consequences

Published 02/25/2020, 6:51 PM EST


Deontay Wilder may change trainer after his loss to Tyson Fury. Last Saturday, Wilder went against Fury to defend his WBC heavyweight championship in which he got dominated throughout the fight.

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The match ended in the seventh round when Fury cornered Wilder and began to rain down heavy shots. One of Wilder’s trainers had seen enough and decided to throw in the towel.

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Read: Deontay Wilder Gets Furious With His Corner For Throwing in the Towel

Mark Breland, the coach who felt that Wilder had taken enough damage is praised by many. He is the man who saved Wilder from himself. However, trainer Jay Deas disagreed with Breland and sided with Wilder.

Wilder has revealed that he will be invoking his rematch clause and face Tyson Fury in a trilogy. The ” Bronze Bomber” also stated that he is ready to change his coaching team.

Deontay Wilder speaks out on the incident

“I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional,” Wilder told Yahoo.

“We’ve talked about this situation many, many years before this even happened… I want to go out on my shield. If I’m talking about going in and killing a man, I respect the same way.”

Deontay Wilder has the heart of a lion. Even when he was getting picked apart by the “Gypsy King,” there was not a single point in the fight where it felt like he was going to quit. He also protested the stoppage immediately after the match.

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However, a fighter’s safety has to be taken into consideration as well. If Wilder was permitted to continue, he could have sustained permanent injuries. This could have shortened his career drastically. Wilder believes that he should have been allowed to go out on his shield.

Did he have a chance to win? Maybe. But at what cost?

Wilder went after the referee as well. He believes that the referee warned him about a shot to the back of the head but did not warn Fury about the same.

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What do you feel about the stoppage? Was it the right decision by the cornerman?

Read: Coach Blames the Heavy Entrance Costume For the Devastating Loss of Deontay Wilder

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Shantanu Mayenkar

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