- Wilder says Breazeale is playing for his life
- Breazeale has an interesting defensive style
- The WBC heavyweight title is on the line
Deontay Wilder will face Dominic Breazeale on Saturday, May 18, in a fight to defend the WBC heavyweight title. With Wilder calling for an opponent’s death, we now take a look at the upcoming fight.
Wilder vs Breazeale Prediction – A Fight to the Death?
In the world of boxing, there have quite a few interesting ways to build up interest towards a fight.
Deontay Wilder comments calling for the death of an opponent haven’t been the most amusing. “I am trying to get a body on my record,” Wilder admitted on Wednesday.
Apparently, it was legal to “kill someone” while boxing, and you “get paid for it.” Virgil Hunter, Wilder’s trainer, has been quick to condemn the fighter’s comments, in light of the upcoming fight versus Dominic Breazeale
|Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale Odds|
Wilder definitely has his reasons to be over-confident. With 40-0-1 and 39 KO, he is the the current WBC heavyweight. Wilder was awarded a controversial draw against Tyson Fury, which is his only fight not to win. On the other hand, Breazeale is 20-1 and 18 KO. The up-and-coming athlete only lost to Anthony Joshua in 2016. So, what should we make out of this?
Wilder Cited as the Favorite
It’s not entirely surprising that Wilder is the favorite of the upcoming match. His raw power and athleticism has allowed him to dethrone a series of high-profile boxers and the only time he had something resembling a loss was when Tyson Fury stunned him with a punch in the 12th round, after Fury himself had come back from something resembling unconsciousness.
Wilder is unstoppable and he has been so for a while. On the other hand, Breazeale still has a lot of catching up to do and his career has had less of a glamorous trajectory. He had to fight hard for every victory under his belt and challenging the heavyweight title-holder will certainly be one of the tallest orders of his career. Now he seems to be facing an opponent who is intent on knocking him out flat.
Deontay Wilder on the Dominic Breazeale fight: “His life is on the line for this fight and I do mean his life.” Later adds “I’m still trying to get me a body on my record.” #WilderBreazeale pic.twitter.com/k7kg3xZpaV
— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) May 15, 2019
Paulie Malignaggi about the Fight
Paulie Malignaggi discussed the upcoming video in a ten-minute segment for SHOWTIME Sport. The former champion confirmed much of what we already suspected. Breazeale will be under a lot of pressure to perform as this would be his first championship moment.
Somewhat of a middling boxer, he definitely has talent, but Wilder is much more driven and therefore the most likely winner out of the Saturday fight.