Isn’t Wilder dangerous to boxing’s health? | Inquirer Sports
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Isn’t Wilder dangerous to boxing’s health?

There’s the WBC world heavyweight championship in Brooklyn, NY, tomorrow and it promises to sell hot, not mainly on the rank of the rivals.

There’s a barking bloody intrigue gripping the matchup.

Deontay Wilder, 40-0-1, 39 KOs, defends his world title against Dominic Breazeale, 20-1, 18 KOs.

Wilder, The Brown Bomber, is the prefight favorite, but the explosive American warrior drew unusual attention and criticism after repeating an old wish about having a body on his record.


Wilder said he would not hesitate to go for a kill inside the boxing ring.

“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?” Wilder blurted.

Wilder said Breazeale asked for it, so he’s not going to apologize if it happens.

There’s indeed bad blood between the two, emanating from a scuffle in Alabama in 20017, after which both fighters reportedly made death threats at each other.


Barked Wilder: “This is not gentleman sport, this is gladiator’s sport with blood, we know I possess power.”

Breazeale kept his composure, but finally issued a reply in a final press conference yesterday.


“He hasn’t changed, looks the same as he did in the amateurs,” Breazele said. “He needs to talk himself up to make himself feel confident. None of his words affect me.”

Great, but there’s no denying Wilder has disturbed practically the whole boxing world. There were those who have also started wondering if there’s no higher authority that could at least temper or put Wilder in a sane corner.

Wilder continued seething.

“I want to hurt him so bad I am going to bring the pain, everybody is in for a treat.”

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Since when has savagery become a novelty in the sweet science world of professional boxing?

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