Deontay Wilder set to defend his WBC crown against Dominic Breazeale

Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight Title

On Saturday, 18 May 2019, Deontay Wilder (40-0-1 39 KOs) will take on Dominic Breazeale (20-0-1 18 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The heavyweight bout is scheduled for 12 rounds.

The bout is for the World Boxing Council World Heavyweight Title.

Unfortunately for all of us, Wilder won’t take on Tyson Fury again. At least not right now, and that’s a shame because after Wilder’s last fight with Fury a fair amount of us believe Wilder and Anthony Joshua are paper champions.

This fight isn’t going to do much to dispel that notion. Don’t get me wrong, I think Wilder has improved his resume greatly the last 2 years but Tyson Fury is the lineal champion. That said, let’s focus on this fight a little.

For me, the windmill power punches from Wilder isn’t his best weapon. His best weapon is his jab and his athleticism. Both of which should be on full display here. Wilder struggles most against southpaws who guard against his lead jab better than orthodox fighters. Moreover, the guy is an athletic freak. I never shut up about how he was recruited by Nick Saban to play football at Alabama (thank god he didn’t, war eagle).

Breazeale is a game opponent and is incredibly powerful. But ultimately, he lacks the ability to keep up with Wilder’s feet.

I’m going to go with Deontay Wilder by Knockout in this one.

We saw Breazeale against Carlos Negron just a handful of months ago. It wasn’t pretty. He was slow and lumbering and won the fight on one big punch. Is it possible he lands a massive blow on Wilder and takes the fight? Sure. Anything’s possible. But realistically, it’s tough to see Breazeale competing with Wilder’s athleticism.

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Nik enjoys bantamweight wars, good body work, and boxers who work on their craft. In his spare time he spends time with his family, or away from them in his work shop.

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