‘You Don’t Ever See Water in my Hands’ – Mark Breland Gives a Fitting Reply to Deontay Wilder

Published 02/06/2021, 3:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Deontay Wilder (L) grabs Tyson Fury during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder suffered the most shocking defeat of his career a year ago. It was also his first professional loss. Post that setback, where he surrendered the WBC heavyweight belt, Wilder reasoned that several external factors resulted in his loss. He initially mentioned that the walkout costume was heavy. Furthermore, he claimed that his water was spiked.

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In the seventh round, Wilder’s trainer, Mark Breland threw a towel inside the ring to save his fighter from further heavy attacks against Tyson Fury. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ fumed over Breland for committing that action, as he wanted the fight to go deeper. That said, Wilder broke ties with his long time trainer after that loss.

Recently, Breland was in a chat with Stamina For Sale. Here he shed some light on the deteriorated bond between him and Wilder. He also commented on the former champion’s future.

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His (Wilder’s) career is over now, I’m done, and he’s done. I’m done with him,” said Breland.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

He continued, “A lot of people know me; if you’re looking at tapes or whatever and stuff like that, You don’t ever see water in my hands. And regardless of that, I’m there to help you. When you win, I win.” (h/t BoxingNews24)

Breland asserted he never held the water bottle in his hands throughout the fight. He wanted less damage to Wilder, and this is principally why he threw a towel inside. However, he felt Wilder wasn’t able to process that loss.

Can Deontay Wilder bounce back to the top in his return?

Wilder is back to his grilling training routine in order to make a significant impact on his comeback. However, Mark Breland and many boxing experts alongside him feel the former heavyweight champion needs to get over the loss to improve for the future.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder is tended to in his corner against Luis Ortiz during 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)

If Wilder does so, he can once again storm to the top of the big men’s division.

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The ‘Bronze Bomber’ hasn’t fought once since that loss to Fury. But, he has expressed repeated interest in competing against ‘The Gypsy King’ in a trilogy bout. This may not be possible, and the Alabama native may have to lock horns with someone else.

There’s nothing official from Wilder’s corner yet, but his return fight can unquestionably be on the cards for 2021.

What do you make of Mark Breland’s comments? Was his action in the Fury vs Wilder fight justified?

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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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