~ The Fighting Voice ~
NEW YORK- This Saturday night, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1 39 KO) steps back into the ring to face challenger Dominic Breazeale (20-1 18 KO) live on Showtime with a start time of 9:00 p.m. ET.
There’s a lot of bad blood between both fighters, going back a couple of years, from a confrontation in a hotel lobby in Birmingham, Alabama.
Wilder is one of the best finishers in the sport. When he has his opponents hurt, he finishes them in dramatic fashion. His only flaw is that he can be hit, although his head movement has been much better in his last two fights.
Breazeale is your typical big man, one who relies on his 1-2 to land and score points. He does pack a punch, and the fact that he recently switched trainers and is now working with Virgil Hunter is a plus.
Odds (via Caesars): Wilder -850 (bet $850 to win $100), Breazeale +575 (bet $100 to win $575)
THE FIGHTING VOICE’S PICKS:
“Wilder by decision” – Mrs. Fighting Voice
“Wilder by 4th rd ko” – Frank Elezaj
“Breazeale is arguably the better boxer, but Wilder is the better fighter. Breazeale has some pop in his hands that will get Wilder’s attention, but we all know the kind of hand cannons Wilder is packing. Breazeale will try to outbox him and keep him at bay, but with the 1.5″ reach advantage, Wilder can and will connect with those wild bombs he throws. Prediction: Wilder by KO before the 8th.” – Geo Kocovic
“Wilder by TKO in late rounds.” – Ben Kocovic
“Easy fight for Wilder. Wilder wins.” – Gezim Camaj
“Wilder looking for a definitive win by ko in the early rounds, and if he doesn’t achieve that taking more chances to get it in later rounds. ” – Carmen Kocovic
“Wilder knock out in 9” – Melvin Fernandez
“Wilder by 4th or 5th round KO” – Rocky Elezovic
“Both guys can punch, plus the fact that they genuinely hate each other, makes for a fun fight to watch. Breazeale will put up a tough fight early, but Wilder will end up walking him down and land something big in the middle rounds. Wilder by 7th round KO.” – Mark Elezaj
Wilder 8 – Breazeale 0
~The Fighting Voice ~