Dominic Brezeale responds to Deontay Wilder’s comments on wanting to kill him inside the ring

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 | 0

Verbal exchanges in the lead-up to boxing fights are not uncommon. But Deontay Wilder seems to be taking it to another level with his choice of words ahead of defending his WBC heavyweight belt against Dominic Brezeale in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Wilder, in his latest media interaction, claimed he wants to have a body against his name as boxing is the ‘only sport’ which allows one to ‘legally kill’ someone.

“I didn’t go seek him, he sought me so if it [death] comes, it comes. This is a brutal sport, this is not a gentleman’s sport. I keep saying this is not a gentleman’s sport. We don’t ask to hit each other in the face but we do it anyway,” the unbeaten Wilder was quoted as saying by BoxingScene.

“This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time. 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.”

Reacting to the statement, Brezeale has revealed Wilder’s thoughts have upset him.

“I’m super upset,” Breazeale, whose only pro defeat has come at the hands of unified champion Anthony Joshua, told CBS Sports.

“You never want to hear an individual – and I don’t care what sport it is but especially in the sport of boxing – who has the ability to put someone else in a bad state of mind or hurt them physically [talk like that].

“I don’t think he understands what he’s saying. He’s just not all there, if that makes sense.

“Both he and I have knocked out individuals with shots where I am like, ‘Oh God, I hope he is going to be OK from this.’ But that’s just my ring gentleman-ship and having a care for life. Because of it, he is going to have to pay [on Saturday].

“There is no way you can get behind a heavyweight champ who wants to put harm on another individual or take another man’s life or put them in a coma.

“That just doesn’t make any sense and that’s not the barbaric state of mind that any champion should be in.”

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