Following his loss to Tyson Fury by TKO in Vegas last weekend, Deontay Wilder left his trainer Mark Breland locked outside his changing room and in tears.
Wilder was left a frustrated man after Breland decided to throw the towel in during the seventh round, which put a full stop on the Englishman’s battering of The Bronze Bomber.
The Gypsy King had knocked down Wilder twice and was piling on the punches in the seventh, with the American bleeding from his ear and visibly flummoxed by the influx of punches from the Brit.
Understandably worried about the safety of his boxer, Breland surrendered the fight by throwing away, not just the towel, but also his job.
It has also been claimed that the former Olympic gold medallist was refused entry to The Bronze Bomber’s dressing room.
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“Mark Breland did the right thing, I’m backing Mark Breland, a beautiful human being,” former fighter Spencer Fearon told PepTalkUk.
“Mark Breland was outside the changing room crying.
“He was crying because that man (Wilder) said he couldn’t come in the changing room.
“That’s your fighter, you built your own personal relationship, you’ve been with this man from the get-go, and they are saying to you ‘no, you cant come in the changing room’.
“You see how deluded and twisted these guys are? And it’s not going to (get) better.
“If Deontay Wilder doesn’t apologize to Mark Breland the same thing is going to happen again, and it’s going to be worse.”
Many who witnessed the fight believe that Breland had acted with the best interests of Wilder at heart, with the fighter looking hurt and his legs looking unsteady.
Although, fellow main trainer Jay Deas has criticised his colleague following the matchup, highlighting that he didn’t want the towel to be thrown.
Reports seem to suggest that Wilder will be exercising his rematch clause for a trilogy bout against The Gypsy King, and has already indicated that Breland will not be in his corner.
“I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we've talked about this many times and it's not emotional,' he said this week.
“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 principal 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.”News Now - Sport News