Wilder vs Breazeale: Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale square off at 'bad-blooded' press conference
Watch Wilder's WBC title fight against Breazeale from 2am on Sunday May 19, live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event
By Matt Horan
Last Updated: 17/05/19 6:53am
Deontay Wilder directed a brutal tirade at Dominic Breazeale as the heavyweight rivals came face to face at their final press conference.
A fired-up Wilder again warned his opponent with heated threats, despite being ordered to face a WBC hearing for recent unsavoury comments, as the pair addressed the media at Thursday's final press conference.
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The animosity between the American duo became even more evident as they engaged in an icy stare-down ahead of Sunday morning's heavyweight world-title clash at the Barclays Center, live on Sky Sports.
"I'm not in this business to make friends," Wilder, making the ninth defence of his WBC crown, said. "There's so many things that I've said and I mean every word.
"I didn't bother nobody, the chaos came to me, disturbing the peace came to me. He asked for this and he shall receive.
"I appreciate Breazeale for bringing this to me. He reminds me of Bermane Stiverne, we both had animosity as well and I wanted to hurt him so bad, my blood is boiling right now, I can barely keep my composure.
"My actions will speak louder than my words. I say so many different things and prove myself over and over and over again that I am the best, the chosen one.
I have seen Deontay Wilder comments which are regrettable and completely against the spirit of our sport. I have known Wilder for a long time and he is not the person he portrays in such comments. His metaphors are against the WBC code of ethics and will be addressed in a hearing— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) May 16, 2019
"They can say what they want. It's going to be a hell of a fight while it lasts. You know what I come to do, I bring the pain and will make sure he feels it.
"These fools don't understand when they train for me, they get themselves in the best shape of their lives for Deontay Wilder, they don't know what to do or what to expect. They think they have a gameplan but it's not gonna work. No one knows how to prepare for me, I'm unorthodox, not by the textbook, how do you prepare for Deontay Wilder?"
Breazeale kept his composure throughout and the Californian mandatory challenger, who has just a sole career defeat to Anthony Joshua on his record, is confident of upsetting the odds.
"Virgil Hunter and myself have had a great camp," said Breazeale. "I'm mentally focused and physically right with no nagging injuries. The WBC belt is everything for me, this is my Superbowl, I came to fight for this thing.
"I'll bring everything and it'll be nothing short of an explosive night. I plan on this being an epic night, I've dreamt about this for the last week, the last month and last year. 'And the new' is going to sound great when my hand is raised.
"Deontay Wilder loves his voice, on Saturday night he will pay for every lie he's made up and every thought he's thought up."
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.