Top rated heavyweight contender Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale is not impressed by the undefeated run of wins from WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Breazeale will get his second chance at a world title when he challenges Wilder in a mandatory fight on Saturday night, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The fight will headline a Showtime televised tripleheader beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Breazeale challenged champion Anthony Joshua back in 2016 and was stopped in the seventh round.
Since then Breazeale has reeled off several knockout wins to secure the mandatory crack at Wilder.
Wilder has knocked out 39 of his 40 opponents, but Breazeale is also a puncher and plans to chin-check the champion.
“You’re going to see a different Dominic Breazeale for this fight. I’m something that the heavyweight division needs and you all are going to be surprised on Saturday night. Come Saturday night, it’s man versus man. You have to do what you’ve been saying you’re going to do. His talking won’t help him then. There’s no way this fight goes the distance. I know for sure it’s going to be fireworks from the opening bell and there’s going to be a fantastic finish," Breazeale said.
“Losing to Anthony Joshua in 2016 was a huge stepping stone for my career. I learned so much about what I had been doing wrong. I didn’t do enough to get the win that night. I analyzed punch after punch and learned more from that loss than any win I had. I don’t give Deontay much credit for his title defenses. People talk about his big right hand, but this is heavyweight boxing. I have a big right hand too. I’ve put many individuals down on the canvas. All Wilder does is talk. We’ll see who lands that right hand first on Saturday.
“I’ve been training like a caged-dog during camp and it’s nice to be here now and see people’s reactions to the work I put in. I’m confident in what I can do and what I bring to the table on Saturday night. It’s going to be fun.”