Floyd Mayweather’s Uncle Defends Mark Breland From ‘Big Puncher’ Deontay Wilder

Published 02/13/2021, 7:00 AM EST


Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd Mayweather and his boxing trainer, has jumped to the defense of fellow trainer, Mark Breland. He agreed with the trainer’s comments about Deontay Wilder. The trainer even explained why Wilder is untrainable.

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Deontay Wilder caused a massive stir when he fired his trainer with immediate effect after the loss to Tyson Fury. Wilder has also lashed out at Breland on multiple occasions. Since then, Breland has fired back at the former champion.

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Now Jeff Mayweather has voiced his take on the situation and the comments about Wilder being untrainable. Speaking to The Mayweather Channel on YouTube, he said, “The one thing that he says is that, Deontay is untrainable. And, in a sense, I can understand that too.”

With this comment, Mayweather backed his fellow trainer and showed his opinions about the former champion’s claims. The trainer who has cornered a wide variety of fighters, including the likes of YouTuber KSI, made no secret of his support to Mark Breland.

Moreover, this is an opinion that most boxing fans have shared regarding the Deontay Wilder-Mark Breland situation. Many felt it was unfair on Wilder’s part.

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Jeff Mayweather explains Mark Breland’s comments

Mark Breland referred to Deontay Wilder as untrainable and detailed his difficulties with working with him. While the pair enjoyed a successful tenure, these comments did not surprise anyone. Mayweather then explained the comments.

He said, “Guys that can punch, a lot of times, they aren’t trainable. Because of the fact that, the only thing they rely on is their power. And they don’t care about what’s being taught to them.”

Wilder is one of the hardest punchers the sport has ever seen. His ability to finish a fight in any situation took him to the summit of the heavyweight division. Moreover, his 93% knockout rate is a testament to the power of ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder poses with trainer Marc Breland after knocking out Luis Ortiz in the tenth round of their WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at Barclays Center on March 3, 2018 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

However, it was his power that eventually led to his downfall. And Jeff Mayweather thinks it’s not an issue only with Wilder. However, with Mayweather’s backing, Breland’s comments on his former fighter now have added validation.

What do you think about Jeff Mayweather’s comments? Do you think Deontay Wilder’s power made him untrainable?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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