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Wilder Co-Manager Expects New Pressure To Make Joshua Fight

Jay Deas, the head trainer and co-manager of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, is only days away before his boxer makes a mandatory defense against once-beaten challenger Dominic Breazeale.

Wilder will collide with Breazeale on Saturday night, in a Showtime televised main event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

But the biggest fight out there for Wilder, is a unification with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Anthony Joshua.

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Joshua will make his American debut on June 1, when he defends his belts against Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Should they both win their upcoming fights, Deas expects a lot of pressure from the public to make that unification happen.

"The pressure is so much that, when these guys come through these fights, there will be a renewed charge to make it happen," said Deas to Sky Sports.

"It depends if the powers that be can come together. You've also got Tyson Fury saying: 'I'm also in the mix, I've got a draw with Wilder, I want that again'."

Joshua stopped Breazeale in seven rounds back in 2016, and he views him as a dangerous opponent for Wilder.

Breazeale can punch, and knocked out his last two opponents to land the mandatory fight with Wilder.

Joshua says the challenger is very durable. He managed to hurt him in the second round of their contest and wasn't able to put him away until several rounds later.

"When I looked at his interview after and I saw his face, I said 'wow you definitely took a beating', and he stayed in there. He got hurt in the second round, stumbled, stayed on his feet. [Breazeale should] come game, it's a world championship fight, that's what I'm saying," Joshua said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mr.365 on 05-18-2019

That fight wont happen until both are old af!

Comment by Fanofreason on 05-17-2019

Wilder has fought 2 of today’s top 3 HWs. AJ has fought not 1. Pressure all on team AJ

Comment by Laligalaliga on 05-16-2019

[QUOTE=Idunnoshet;19748315]Sorry didn't read your whole post . I've read enough of them before to know I won't get an Un Biased response .[/QUOTE] The better for you and your psche.

Comment by Bobby Deez on 05-16-2019

Wilder isn't old enough for AJ yet. You know how them Brits do

Comment by tokon on 05-16-2019

[QUOTE=factsarenice;19748003]Co manager needs to get on the same page. Josuha offered 15, 50, 100, 120 million and a straight up 50% split...Wilder said he's not interested.[/QUOTE] When did Hearns/Joshua offer a straight up 50% split?

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