“Every man I’ve faced; they’ve landed on the canvas. I’m going to continue to do that on May 18,” – Wilder
“I’m sick of seeing this guy walking around with his belt. I’m going to put him down,” – Breazeale
WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder
Defends His Title Against Mandatory
Challenger Dominic Breazeale on Saturday, May 18
Live on SHOWTIME®From Barclays Center in Brooklyn
WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and mandatory challenger Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale went face-to-face Tuesday at a heated press conference to officially announce their heavyweight title showdown taking place Saturday, May 18 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™ and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Here is what the press conference participants had to say Tuesday from Barclays Center:
DEONTAY WILDER: “It’s a pleasure to be back here in Brooklyn. Barclays Center is very close to my heart. I’ve been here so many times and I have a real connection to this arena. I’ve had some of my most memorable moments in the ring here.
“It’s always great to get a mandatory out of the way. They’re like flies buzzing in my ear. I just want to get them out of the way so I can do great things for the heavyweight division. I want one champion, one face, one name, but you need a lot of cooperation to make that happen.
“I want to prove to the world that I’m the best. That’s what I believe in my heart. Until someone proves me wrong, I will continue to believe that. Breazeale is the next man in line. I can’t wait for this one.
“I’m just going to show everyone on May 18. The way I feel right now, the fight could be this week. The champion must always be ready for whatever a challenger can bring.