Deontay Wilder is justifiably celebrated as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time with a devastating record of power and brutality that includes 39 knockouts out of his 40 career wins. But Wilder’s once perfect resume now has a blemish. In his last bout on December 1, 2018 he ended up in a 12 round split decision draw against Tyson Fury. Even though Wilder remains undefeated for his professional career it was the first time he ever left the ring without a victory. Wilder is expected to be super motivated to atone for that disappointing result in his upcoming World Boxing Council World Heavyweight championship bout against Dominic Breazeale on May 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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Dominic Breazeale +550
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Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 knockouts) will defend his World Boxing Council World Heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18 knockouts) in a scheduled 12-round fight that will take place on May 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Showtime will televise this title fight.
There is nothing better than a sporting event between opponents that don’t like each other and that will certainly be the case when Deontay Wilder faces Dominic Breazeale. In fact, its one of the worst kept secrets that Wilder and Breazeale can’t stand each other. There have been some really nasty comment and exchanges between the two. Wilder is already in a foul mood following his last fight and draw against Tyson Fury. But the thought of facing Breazeale seems to be like waving the red flag at a raging bull.
“When I take a fight personal, something magical is going to happen,” said Wilder. “I’ve been up at 2 AM hitting the heavy bag for 12 rounds straight. And still breathing smoothly. This is going to be a disaster for Breazeale. Enjoy this one, because its going to be a massacre. May 18 will be a beautiful day for me. A beautiful day to see what I’m planning to do for the sport of boxing.”
This is a mandatory title defense for Wilder and despite the draw result against Fury he still considers himself to be the best heavyweight on the planet. Of course, everyone wants Wilder and Anthony Joshua to hook up for all the marbles but that is not in the cards at this point. In the meantime, Wilder will be looking for a statement making win.
Last summer Wilder really teed off verbally on Breazeale. Of course, the two have a long-standing feud that goes back to a confrontation between the two at a hotel. Wilder said that he wants Breazeale’s son to look into the eyes of the man who will cripple his daddy.
Wilder recently added some cutting and condescending comments about this Showtime Showdown.
“It’s always great to get a mandatory out of the way,” said Wilder. “They’re like flies buzzing in my ear. I just want to get them out of the way so I can do great things for the heavyweight division. I want one champion, one face, one name. But you need a lot of cooperation to make that happen. Breazeale is the next man in line. I can’t wait for this one.”
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Wilder definitely needs a dominant win after the relative disaster against Fury. The Bronze Bomber has been carrying anger about the fight for months and will take it out on Breazeale, who lost the only previous title bout that he ever participated in to Anthony Joshua on June 25, 2016.
Boxing Odds Pick: Deontay Wilder
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With the boxing odds at BookMaker Sportsbook, you can bet on boxing all year, from smaller cards to pay-per-view events. Access live betting lines from your mobile device at BookMaker Sportsbook. Dominic Breazeale vs. Deontay Wilder takes place on May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight can be seen on Showtime.