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Breazeale: Fury Put On Boxing Clinic; No Way In Hell Wilder Won

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Dominic Breazeale couldn’t believe what he had heard.

When Showtime’s Jimmy Lennon Jr. announced the judges’ scores the night of December 1, a disgusted Breazeale walked out of Staples Center dismayed. He still wanted to fight Deontay Wilder to settle their personal score, but the huge heavyweight contender couldn’t believe Wilder had retained his title.

Breazeale believes Fury did more than enough to take Wilder’s WBC title from him. While Wilder deserves credit for flooring Fury in the ninth and 12th rounds, Breazeale can’t fathom how their 12-round title fight resulted in a draw.

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California’s Alejandro Rochin scored seven of 12 rounds for Wilder (115-111). Canada’s Robert Tapper scored eight of 12 rounds for Fury (114-112). England’s Phil Edwards credited Fury for winning seven rounds, too, but their fight resulted in a draw because the two knockdowns left it even on Edwards’ card (113-113).

England’s Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Alabama’s Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) were supposed to participate in an immediate rematch May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Fury ultimately decided to sign a co-promotional agreement with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. He is expected to make his Top Rank debut on ESPN+ early in June against an undetermined opponent.

Fury’s choice enabled Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs), the mandatory challenger for Wilder’s title, to move into his spot for May 18. The Wilder-Breazeale bout, which will be broadcast by Showtime, officially was announced Tuesday during a press conference at Barclays Center.

When asked after that press conference whether Wilder lost to Fury, Breazeale told, “Oh, guaranteed. Guaranteed. I couldn’t even stick around after that fight. When they called it a draw, everyone wanted to stick around and do interviews. I was so disgusted I had to leave. There’s no way in hell.

“Yes, I understand you’re the heavyweight champ. You knock a guy down, you never wanna see a belt change hands. But at the same time, that dude, he put on a boxing clinic. And to see a guy 6-9, 265 pounds do what he did, kudos. I tip my hat to that man. I think Fury definitely won that fight, hands down.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by theface07 on 03-23-2019

[QUOTE=scarybodyshot;19604906]Ermmm not quite, he also plodded around the ring with his hands down and eyebrow raised believing that the stupid look on his face was scoring points.[/QUOTE] Bahahaha. You aren't wrong!

Comment by Nomadic on 03-22-2019

[QUOTE=lizard_man;19607176]Do you guys ever notice that the clear loser's fans always go with the "the rounds could have gone either way! " after a clear loss but received a gift? ALWAYS. IT NEVER FAILS[/QUOTE] Once again, not only fans but…

Comment by Curtis Harper on 03-22-2019

Hardly a ''clinic'' when the other guy has a higher punch landed %. Definitely not a clinic when you have to pick yourself off the canvas more than once.

Comment by Brettcappe on 03-22-2019

Just got tickets for Wilder/Breazeale. Hope it's a decent undercard. Barclay's is great for boxing. If you haven't been there definitely check it out!

Comment by The plunger man on 03-22-2019

[QUOTE=giant_king;19605738]This shows what kind a man breezy honor and respect for the sport.he supports a drug cheat.and by the way breezy he lost pal there's footage of him not even coming close to beating that happy deontay…

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