Dominic Breazeale will challenge WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder this Saturday, May 18th live on Showtime from Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The broadcast will also feature WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. defending his title against former 122-pound titlist Kiko Martínez, plus unbeaten junior welterweight Juan Heráldez squaring off against former junior lightweight titlist Argenis Méndez in a ten-round attraction. Here is what Breazeale had to say at a public workout:
“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.
“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.”