‘It Could be a Jealousy Thing’ – Deontay Wilder Claps Back at Mark Breland

Published 02/07/2021, 12:01 AM EST
BIRMINGHAM, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: Deontay Wilder poses after defeating Johann Duhaupas at Legacy Arena at the BJCC on September 26, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)


After his loss to Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder broke ties with his long-time trainer, Mark Breland. Breland threw a towel inside the ring in the seventh round to save Wilder from further attacks. However, the ‘Bronze Bomber’ was livid with this trainer for his actions as he wanted the fight to last long. He also blamed Breland for giving him spiked water.

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A day ago, Breland reverted to Wilder’s accusations and asserted he hasn’t processed the Fury loss yet. Breland’s statements reached the former heavyweight champion, and he fired shots at him in his own way.

In conversation with 78SPORTSTV, he said, “Is it because of where I am in life in your career was short? You know, I don’t, you know it could be a jealousy thing.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Referee Kenny Bayless sends Deontay Wilder to his corner during the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Tyson Fury on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Breland was a former boxer who had a minimal boxing career. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ took a dig at his short career span and termed it as a prime reason for his jealousy.

Wilder criticized Breland for the way he conducted their corner in the Tyson Fury rematch. Since that fight, both have clearly parted ways and taken constant verbal jabs at each other.

Read – ‘God was Jealous of me’ – Mike Tyson Reflects on his Thought Process After Losing

How will Deontay Wilder fare in his return?

Wilder is currently under the wing of Jay Deas, who is his head trainer now. The former heavyweight champion has turned more focused and is keen on tracing the champion’s path yet again. Wilder, 35, is eager to enter a trilogy bout with rival Fury.

He is pretty confident of beating him this time, and he’s waiting for a shot towards him. However, the Brit has moved on to contend for the undisputed heavyweight title, and it seems Wilder might have to pick someone else in line.

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The Alabama native hasn’t fought for a year and has developed a little ring-rust. Before moving into a bout with Fury, Wilder may regain his momentum back by taking on any other staunch heavyweight. He will look to dismantle any and every opponent he confronts from now, in order to reclaim his long-lost throne.

 

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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