Former Deontay Wilder Trainer Mark Breland: Some People Can't Take A Loss; Wilder Responds
After Deontay Wilder's first career loss to Tyson Fury on February 22nd, 2020, much has been said, mainly by Wilder. Initially, Wilder cited his ring costume as being surprisingly too heavy, stating he didn't try it on before wearing it. While this answer was odd, it was not really surprising to boxing fans. We have all come to expect boxers to internally rationalize a reason as to why they lost. These are some the most supremely talented beings on the planet, and for them to lose an athletic competition is a very traumatic event. In most cases, over time, fighters will come to humbly accept their defeat.
This has not been the case for Wilder. Not only has he not accepted his loss, he completely trashed his then trainer Mark Breland, accusing him of disloyalty and sabotage, even going as far to say he tampered with his water. Wilder and his supporters' main argument is that Fury's glove had been tampered with, and as result, Wilder was left uncharacteristically bloody and bruised. The glove theory has not been completely ruled out as of this writing, but at best looks very shaky. More will be provided on this as it becomes available.
After a little over 2 months of silence, Mark Breland broke his silence. View his interview with The Fight Is Right here.
View Deontay Wilder's response the above interview here.
This ongoing feud does not seem to be ending anytime soon.