Wilder vs Breazeale: Deontay Wilder can reignite Anthony Joshua rivalry with a win over Dominic Breazeale
Watch Wilder's WBC title fight against Breazeale from 2am on Sunday May 19, live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event.
Last Updated: 18/05/19 10:59pm
Deontay Wilder can reignite his heated rivalry with Anthony Joshua if he produces another destructive victory over Dominic Breazeale, live on Sky Sports.
The WBC heavyweight champion defends his belt against Breazeale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in the early hours of Sunday morning, and Britain's unified title holder will be following every punch of this all-American battle.
Negotiations for an undisputed title fight between Wilder and Joshua have stalled, with both camps unable to agree terms, and 'The Bronze Bomber' is eager to impress before 'AJ' heads to New York for his US debut against Andy Ruiz Jr on June 1, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Wilder's sniper-like sights will be set on a swifter demolition of Breazeale, who was stopped in the seventh round of a brutal IBF title fight with Joshua in 2016, but the Californian has responded with three stoppage wins and is determined to force his way into the turbulent plot line for the top division.
With the eyes of the sport upon him, Wilder has an ideal stage to declare himself as the heavyweight ruler, although Joshua will be watching and waiting for his own opportunity to stake his claim for the status of world No 1.
What the fighters said
What the rivals said
Styles make fights, I think Wilder will fare well, he's too quick and a very, very fast heavyweight, but Breazeale is tough and took me seven rounds. I hope Wilder does it in nine, so I can be like 'hey I done it earlier'. You know how it is, comparisons and stuff, but yeah it will be interesting to see.
I see Wilder winning, keeping out of the way and drawing Breazeale, who isn't very good defensively, onto punches and tagging him. I wouldn't be surprised if Breazeale beats him though, because Breazeale seems to be tough and he seems like he can take a punch. Wilder's handlers or his manager must have nightmares and headaches watching him fight because he's not good at any one thing. He's not a good boxer.
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Deontay Wilder: 223.25lbs
Dominic Breazeale: 255.25lbs
The time draws near...
Watch Deontay Wilder's WBC heavyweight title fight against Dominic Breazeale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, from 2am on Sunday, May 19, live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event.