Frank Warren Says Deontay Wilder Should Kiss Mark Breland’s ‘Backside’

Published 02/23/2021, 9:30 PM EST
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 26: Tyson Fury looks on as promoter Frank Warren speaks during a press conference on April 26, 2018 at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, England. Fury is due to make his competitive comeback on June 9. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren has lashed out at former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. The promoter made no secret of his disapproval of the American’s actions since his defeat. He also commented on the controversy with his former trainer.

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Warren worked with Wilder to make the Tyson Fury fights and knew a bit about the former champion. However, just like most of the boxing community, he is against his comments in recent weeks.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder looks on as he waits for the start of his title fight against Luis Ortiz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder retained his title with a seventh-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Speaking to the Queensberry Promotions’ YouTube channel, Warren said he had respect for Wilder from their past interactions.

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However, he then admitted, “But since, since the fight, it’s gone down, in my estimation. The rubbish he’s coming out with, and certainly.

“I mean, if anything, he should go and kiss Mark Breland’s backside. Because Mark saved him from getting a terrible belting, terrible belting.”

These comments from the English promoter showed his disapproval of Wilder’s recent behavior. Moreover, it also gave his take on the stoppage against Fury. Warren felt it was a necessary stoppage.

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Why is Frank Warren criticizing Deontay Wilder?

The promoter did not hold back as far as his criticisms of Wilder were concerned. He gave his opinion and showed his support to Breland, who he felt did the right thing. So why is Tyson Fury’s promoter going in on the former heavyweight champion?

Wilder has been in the headlines for months now with his controversial remarks surrounding his defeat to Tyson Fury. First, he posted a cryptic video accusing ‘The Gypsy King’ of cheating. He then trained his aim at his own camp by laying into his former trainer, Mark Breland.

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)

Wilder claimed Breland was a traitor and was against him the whole fight. He lashed out at Breland for throwing the towel in too soon and made several other accusations against him. Breland has since defended himself and even explained his decision to throw in the towel when he did.

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As expected, the majority of the boxing community ridiculed the comments by ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and backed Breland’s decision. And now Frank Warren has become the latest to do so and even said Wilder should thank Breland.

What did you make of Frank Warren’s comments? Do you think Deontay Wilder has to be grateful to his former trainer?

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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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