Former WBC boxing champion Deontay Wilder has confirmed that he will fire coach Mark Breland after he threw in the towel in the seventh round defeat against Tyson Fury.
9jatoday reports that Breland received praise for throwing in the towel while Wilder was hit in the corner by Fury, seems to be the right thing to do though.
In an interview with Yahoo, Wilder kicked against Breland’s decision to stop the fight with ‘Gypsy King’.
“It is not an emotional thing, it is a main thing. We talked about this situation many, many years before it happened. I said that as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to use my shield. If I am talking about entering and killing a man, I respect the same way. I follow the same principle of receiving.
“I understand that he was taking care of me and trying to do what he thought was right, but this is my life and my career, and he has to accept my wishes,” said Wilder.
9jatoday recalls that Tyson Fury took the WBC heavyweight belt, defeating Wilder by decree in the 7th round last Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Tyson Fury reigned in the ring against Deontay Wilder, unbeaten until then, but completely powerless against the Brit’s blows.
The “Gypsy King” dominated the American from start to finish on Saturday night in Las Vegas to finally win logically, stopping the referee on the 7th recovery.
Fury, who became world champion just over four years after taking the WBA, WBO and IBF belts from Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, knocked his opponent out on the 3rd recovery, before hitting him several times, until the referee stopped the exhausting ordeal of Wilder.
Meanwhile, yesterday, Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants a heavyweight unification fight with Tyson Fury this year, after Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas to become two-time world champion.