Deontay Wilder apologises for pre-fight comments after Round 1 KO of Dominic Brezeale [WATCH]

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 | 0

Deontay Wilder served out an indirect apology for his repulsive pre-fight comments after stopping Dominic Brezeale in the first round in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

Wilder caused an uproar after saying he wants to have a body against his name and that boxing is the only sport that legally allows to kill someone and get paid for it at the same time.

“I didn’t go seek him, he sought me so if it [death] comes, it comes,” ‘Bronze Bomber’ had said. “It’s legal, so why not use my right to do so? His life is on the line for this fight and I do mean his life. I’m still trying to get me a body on my record.”

Brezeale later expressed displeasure at Wilder’s choice of words, saying: “I’m super upset. I don’t think he understands what he’s saying. He’s just not all there, if that makes sense.”

Wilder did back his words, defending his WBC heavyweight belt after flooring Brezeale in as early as in the first round. He, however, appeared sorry for his comments made in the lead-up.

“I just told Breazeale I love him and of course I want to see him go home to his family,” Wilder was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

“I know we say some things, but when you can fight a man and then you can hug him and kiss him, I wish the world was like that.

“We shake hands and we live to see another day and that’s what it’s all about.”

Wilder later said a rematch with Tyson Fury and a much-awaited unification fight with Anthony Joshua are “in discussion”.

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