Who Is Deontay Wilder’s Trainer? Did He Hire Someone Else After Firing Mark Breland?

Published 02/14/2021, 3:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Deontay Wilder looks on during his official weigh-in against Dominic Breazeale at LIU Athletic Center on May 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


A lot is going on around the former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, at this stage. Following a loss against Tyson Fury in 2020, he hasn’t appeared in-ring and is reportedly without a training head. Wilder has already parted ways with head coach Mark Breland, and their relationship has turned vile.

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Both sides have launched scratchy comments over the other and have demeaned each other’s contributions in fight camp. That said, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ needs to finalize a full team before staging his return.

According to reports, Breland has been a long time trainer for Wilder and had turned him a world champion. So, parting ways with him might be an evil influence on Wilder’s career. However, given their current relationship, it is tough to see them come under one roof.

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Hence, the massive question that comes to the fore is around the identity of Wilder’s new trainer? Here’s a look at the entire scenario.

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Deontay Wilder and his new trainer

There are no official reports of any new addition in Wilder’s camp. Although Mark Breland is no longer a part of it, Jay Deas continues to be Wilder’s head coach. While Deas was also part of his training camp for Tyson Fury, Wilder has a specific reason for not firing him.

In an interaction with Brian Custer, the knockout specialist said, “Believe it, Jay got a mouthful. Believe that. Believe that. I didn’t fire him because he didn’t go against my will or what I’ve been preaching about for five years.”

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BROOKLYN, NY – NOVEMBER 1: Deontay Wilder works out in preparation for his upcoming fight at the Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne Heavyweight Champiosnhip fight Media workout at Gleason’s Gym November 1, 2017 in Brooklyn, New YorkPhoto by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

‘Bronze Bomber’ is a looming heavyweight who just needs a perfect training camp to return stronger. His sparring partners including the likes of Junior Fa are equally skilled. So, Deontay Wilder is still on the safe side.

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Jay Deas hasn’t opened up publicly on the recent developments in Wilder’s camp. But being a head trainer, it is assumed that he has begun the camp for Wilder’s in-ring return. On bagging a win, he can rightfully demand another shot at the world heavyweight title.

Do you think Deontay Wilder can become a champion again?

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Raj Sarkar

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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.

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