Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Wilder's Co-Trainer Predicts KO Victory in Seven, Eight Rounds

MGM GRAND, Las Vegas, NV - Gold medalist and two-time welterweight champion Mark Breland is no stranger to big fights.

After a standout amateur and professional career, Breland now co-trains WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder along with Jay Deas.

Wilder and Tyson Fury will meet in a rematch of their December, 2018 fight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  The fight will headline a pay-per-view card that will be distributed by ESPN+ and FOX.

wilder-fury (5)_6

On Wednesday, the final press conference to promote the event produced fireworks with both fighters jawing throughout the program and exchanging pushes before the press conference started.

Breland believes all of that is a culmination of the bad blood between the fighters and the realization that they are just hours away from facing each other again.

"That is how they feel.  Certain fighters are a certain way but both of them right now - especially when you to get to a certain point - they just want to get at each other," Breland explained.

As for the adjustments that Wilder needs to make, Breland said that the plan is for Wilder to be more active.

"I think he needs to not stand around as much and throw more punches. I think it will be a little bit different this time around than the first one," Breland explained to

Fury has stated on multiple occasions that he will stop Wilder in just 2 rounds. However, not only is Breland not buying Fury's prediction but he also doesn't believe that Fury will fight more aggressively as he has stated. 

"I think (if he does that) he will get knocked out earlier. But I think he will come out and box. He isn't that stupid. He isn't just going to come in and walk him down," Breland stated.

As for his prediction on the fight, Breland said the fight won't go to the championship rounds.

"Wilder will win by knockout. To me it will go 7-8 rounds. If he does get aggressive then it could be a shorter night," Breland opined.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Nomadic on 02-21-2020

It doesn't matter what round it happen in, he will definitely need a KO win or more than two KD's this fight.

Comment by Tecnoworld on 02-21-2020

In that pic fury looks like this: [url][/url]

Comment by Zaroku on 02-21-2020

[QUOTE=BamBamMurphy;20404471]Well now you know 2 honkeys called bam bam, my profile pick is a former world champ from my home town[/QUOTE] Sometimes... you meet solid people. Like you... and the got balls... no fear... I buy them drinks,,, and they…

Comment by BamBamMurphy on 02-21-2020

[QUOTE=Zaroku;20404458]Love the name ... I knew a honkey named bam bam... he heard I beat up a Siablo. He loved it that I feared GOD. Pebbles and bam bam. I’m American so I always pro USA. Pro Mexico... pro Hanna…

Comment by Zaroku on 02-21-2020

[QUOTE=BamBamMurphy;20404420]How has he got 2 trainers and still cant throw a 2-3 punch combination ??[/QUOTE] Love the name ... I knew a honkey named bam bam... he heard I beat up a Siablo. He loved it that I feared GOD.…

Top Headlines
Hearn Confident Boxing Recovers, Not Sure Every Promoter Will De La Hoya Calls On Mayweather For Push-Up Contest To Battle Coronavirus Michael Hunter Ready To Face Charles Martin in Final Eliminator Live Boxing Returns In Japan; Boxing Companies Elsewhere Dip Into Their Archives Sergio Martinez Postpones June 6 Comeback Due To COVID-19 Pandemic Anthony Crolla "Absolutely Heartbroken" After Gym Burns Down Pacquiao Hopes Countrymen Will Follow Social Distancing Guidelines WBSS Fantasy Tournament: The Middleweights Are Up Next Boxing Hall of Fame To Enshrine 2020, 2021 Classes in June of 21 Devin Haney Not Buying Tyson Fury Glove Rumors Angelo Rottoli Passes Away at 61, Loses Battle With Coronavirus WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Mike Tyson Shocks Muhammad Ali Anthony Yarde's Father Dies of Coronavirus, Urges Everyone To Stay Home Israel Vazquez: I Nearly Retired After First Fight With Marquez Devin Haney's Rehab Coming Along Well, Targets July Return Mikey Garcia: It's Almost Impossible For Me To Get Title Fight At 140 Ryan Garcia: "I'm Going To F--king Knock Linares' Ass Out" Davison: Canelo-Saunders Will Boil Down To Who's The Smarter Fighter Frank Warren Hopes Boxing Is Back In 3 Months: "There Are No Answers" Boxing Without Boxing: Michael Carbajal vs. Muangchai Kittikasem: 07/29/90 Oleksandr Khyzhniak Elected To AIBA Athlete's Commission Joseph Parker: Oleksandr Usyk is a Fighter I Want To Fight! Kell Brook: Terence Crawford Wants The Fight, Arum Does Too Boxing Grinds To a Halt: The Present, The Past, and The Future Mike Tyson Explains That Wilder Has a Chance To Shock Fury Amir Khan Makes Big Donation To Pakistan in Coronavirus Battle Amanda Serrano Continues To Train Hard For Katie Taylor UFC's White: Everybody is Running and Hiding, I'm Looking For Solutions Pacquiao in Quarantine After Contact With Politician Who Tested Positive Billy Joe Saunders Apologizes For Domestic Violence Video WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Mike Tyson Blasts George Foreman in Four Whyte: Joshua Wasn't Serious About Rematch, Used Me as Scapegoat Meng Fanlong: I Saw Weaknesses In Beterbiev In Fight Versus Gvozdyk Matchroom Boxing Donates Event Tickets To NHS Staff Haye: After Witherspoon Fight, You Wouldn't Think Usyk Could Beat Fury, AJ Froch: You've Got To Put Fury As No. 1 Heavyweight, Ahead Of Joshua Teofimo Lopez: Gervonta Davis Has No Discipline; It's Catching Up To Him Saunders: If Canelo Fight's Not Meant To Happen For Me, Not Meant To Happen Daily Bread Mailbag: Atlas Ripping Ruiz, Wilder's Loss, Klitschko-Lewis Kal Yafai on Loss To Chocolatito, Rematch Clause, Moving Up
Latest Forum Threads