After his first pro defeat to Tyson Fury, it was initially reported that former world champion and trainer Mark Breland was out of Deontay Wilder’s camp. This was later reversed.
Seems now that with a combination of a forty five pound ring-walk outfit, Fury’s (supposed) tampered gloves and (for a second time) Breland’s ‘early stoppage’ is the current escape goat reasoning for his lone defeat.
“I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional,” Wilder said. “It is not an emotional thing, it’s a principle thing. We’ve talked about this situation many, many times before this even happened. I said as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to go out on my shield. If I’m talking about going in and killing a man, I respect the same way. I abide by the same principle of receiving. So I told my team to never, ever, no matter what it may look like to never throw the towel in with me because I’m a special kind. I still had five rounds left. No matter what it looked like, I was still in the fight.”
Seems like Breland values Wilder’s health more than Wilder himself.