WBC president slams Deontay Wilder threat to opponent

Breazeale takes on WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in New York on Saturday night

Breazeale takes on WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in New York on Saturday night

"I didn't go seek him, he sought me, so if it comes it comes".

Wilder, who retained his title in a controversial draw against Tyson Fury last December, will face Dominic Breazeale on Saturday night.

Deontay Wilder: "These fighters always get into great shape and think they have the game plan to beat me".

Even by boxing's lurid standards, where threats of violence are a stock-in-trade, Wilder's gruesome pre-fight comments have been condemned by many in the sport as beyond the pale. This is not a gentleman's sport, we don't ask to hit each other in the face, but we do anyway.

"You can ask any doctor around the world and he'll tell you the head is not meant to be hit".

"It's legal, so why not use my right to do so?" I'm going to keep my composure until that time comes Saturday night. "I don't think he means it", Breazeale said. This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time. "I'm gonna get him out of there and it's gonna be in a dramatic fashion - in a fashion no one has ever seen".

Wilder, the undefeated WBC heavyweight champion, defends his title against the 20-1 former Olympian Breazeale in Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on Saturday and in an apparent attempt to help drum up attention ahead of the encounter, the "Bronze Bomber" has been vocal in detailing his problems with his fellow American fighter. Earlier in the evening, Marsellos Wilder and Breazeale had gotten into an argument at the arena, which spilled over to the hotel later. "Just like the Bible says - you ask, you shall receive", Wilder said. I can't wait. It's gonna be an wonderful night for me and sad time for him.

"He told my brother, and it was confirmed by other people that was around, that Breazeale made the statement that 'I'll kill you".

"No one in this division wants to step in the ring with me". "When we get in that ring, man on man, we will square up".

Breazeale's only loss came to world titlist Anthony Joshua, who knocked him out in the seventh round in 2016. He has won 40 fights, 39 of which have been by knockout.

The last time Deontay Wilder took a fight this personally, he annihilated Bermane Stiverne in the first round of their rematch. He is happy for Wilder to vilify himself with his own leash. This is my Super Bowl.

"I'm disappointed in Deontay. We shake hands afterwards & go home to our families", Bruno wrote on Twitter.