By Mark Elezaj
Mark Breland broke his silence, finally, to address the allegations made by Deontay Wilder against him.
Breland was Wilder’s career-long co-trainer along with Jay Deas. After Wilder lost to Tyson Fury last February, he decided to split from Breland, claiming that he was disloyal for throwing in the towel during that fight.
Back in October, Wilder spoke out for the first time since losing to Tyson Fury, accusing Fury of cheating in their rematch. Wilder posted his response video on social media.
In the video, Wilder alleged that Fury tampered with his gloves so that he could put his fist in an improper position.
He also stated that he believed Fury had a hard object concealed within his gloves so that he can deal extra damage to Wilder.
Wilder also claimed that his water was spiked with muscle relaxers before the fight, potentially by his own co-trainer, Breland.
“Wilders career is over now, I’m done, and he’s done. I’m done with him. Wilder only has his power, and we’ll see how far that takes him. That’s all I’m going to say. I wish him well and that’s it,” Breland told The Fight Is Right.
Breland also responded to Wilder’s spiked water allegations.
“So many people know me, my character speaks for itself. If you’re looking at tapes or whatever and stuff like that, You don’t ever see water in my hands. And regardless of that, I’m there to help you. My attitude is, ‘When you win, I win,’” said Breland.
When asked about the glove tampering allegations Wilder made, Breland added: “I doubt it very much, I don’t know, I never seen nothing.
“But still at the same time – he’s not gonna beat Tyson Fury regardless.
“Jay Deas was standing right there when the man was getting his hands wrapped. If they put something in there, either Jay’s blind or,
“Jay’s right there when he’s getting his hands wrapped and he didn’t say nothing.
“But to be honest, that’s how much he knows about boxing. Hell, he probably could’ve put a cast up in there and he wouldn’t have known!”
Wilder gave several reasons as to why he lost to Fury, including that his ring walk costume was too heavy and it drained his legs before the fight even started.
Breland said that he does not buy any Wilder’s excuses.
“Some people can’t take a loss, if you lose, you lose. Don’t blame everybody, go back and think about yourself,” said Breland. “Come on now, only foolish people come out with stuff like that because it’s crazy.”
Breland also spoke about Wilder’s training habits in the gym.
“He don’t jump rope, he don’t hit the speed bag and he don’t hit the heavy bag,” said Breland.
“To fight a guy like him, I would out-jab him. I don’t think he’d be able to touch me. I’d put him to sleep, the jab can bang that chin and put you down.
“If I boxed the guys he boxed, I’d beat them. That’s the bottom line. You say he had some ‘good wins’? A good win. Just that Luis Ortiz fight, that was it.”
There is still no news on a third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Fury seems to be moving on in an all British heavyweight undisputed showdown against Anthony Joshua on the near future.
~ The Fighting Voice ~