Deontay Wilder was not only upset after his trainer threw in the towel in the seventh round, he took that anger to the dressing room as it is being reported he left his trainer Mark Breland ‘locked outside his changing room and in tears’ after the first loss of his career.
At the time of the towel being thrown, Wilder was being beaten and battered in a corner by Tyson Fury who had already knocked him down to the ground several times before that. Mark Breland’s decision to throw that towel seemingly cost him his job.
‘Mark Breland did the right thing, I’m backing Mark Breland, a beautiful human being,’ former British fighter Spencer Fearon told PepTalkUK.
‘Mark Breland was outside the changing room crying, did you know that?
‘He was crying because that man (Wilder) said he couldn’t come in the changing room.
‘That’s your fighter, you built your own personal relationship, you’ve been with this man from the get-go, and they are saying to you, “no, you can’t come in the changing room”.
‘You see how deluded and twisted these guys are? And it’s not going to (get) better.
‘If Deontay Wilder doesn’t apologise to Mark Breland the same thing is going to happen again, and it’s going to be worse.’
Many felt Breland acted in the interests of Wilder’s safety and saved him from further damage that could’ve not only hindered the rest of his career, bt his life outside the ring.
Unfortunately, Not only Wilder disagree with his actions, his main trainer, Jay Deas, criticised his colleague after the fight by revealing he did not want him to throw in the towel.
The 34-year-old Wilder is expected to exercise his rematch clause for a trilogy bout against Fury.
‘I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional,’ he said this week.
‘I said as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to go out on my shield. If I’m talking about going in and killing a man, I respect the same way. I abide by the same principal of receiving.
‘So I told my team to never, ever, no matter what it may look like, to never throw the towel in with me because I’m a special kind. I still had five rounds left. No matter what it looked like, I was still in the fight.’
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