Deontay Wilder criticised trainer Mark Breland for throwing in the towel and ending his fight against Tyson Fury in the seventh round and now it’s been revealed the corner man was banned from the changing room after the fight.
Wilder was outfought for six and a half rounds last Saturday night, was twice dropped and looked like he had no fight left in him when the towel was thrown into the ring after 1 minute and 39 seconds of the seventh round.
The former WBC champ wasn’t happy with Breland, who threw the towel in. Promoter Spencer Fearon has revealed what happened after the fight: “Mark Breland did the right thing, I’m backing Mark Breland, a beautiful human being,” Fearon said to PepTalkUK.
“Mark Breland was outside the changing room crying, did you know that? He was crying because that man said he couldn’t come in the changing room.
“That’s your fighter, you build 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 into the changing room’.
“You see how deluded and twisted these guys are? And it ain’t gonna get no better.
“If Deontay Wilder doesn’t apologise to Mark Breland the same thing is going to happen again, and it’s going to get worse.”
Wilder, who was caught plenty of times throughout the fight and didn’t look to have the energy to mount a comeback, wasn’t happy at all with the decision to end the fight.
Following the loss the 34-year-old was adamant he should have been allowed to be knocked out, saying: “I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional.
“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.”
The American seems to have completely failed to grasp the idea that his corner should be there to allow him to live to fight another day, without Breland that might not have been possible.