Deontay Wilder to face WBC hearing over comments that he is ‘trying to get a body on his record’

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DEONTAY WILDER will be dragged in front of boxing chiefs to explain his comments that he wants “a body on his record”.

The WBC heavyweight champ left the sporty of boxing sickened when he said that opponent Dominic Breazeale’s “life is on the line” when the pair clash this weekend.

Deontay Wilder is in hot water with boxing chiefs after his comments that he ‘wants a body on his record’
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And now WBC supremo Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed the American will face the music for his comments.

Posting on Twitter, Sulaiman said: “I have seen Deontay Wilder comments which are regrettable and completely against the spirit of our sport.

“I have known Wilder for a long time and he is not the person he portrays in such comments.

“His metaphors are against the WBC code of ethics and will be addressed in a hearing.”

Wilder controversially stated that he believes boxing is “the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid at the same time”.

The 33-year-old has upped his war of words ahead of Saturday’s WBC heavyweight showdown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time. It’s legal


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Breazeale appears confident he can strip Wilder of his crown after becoming the mandatory challenger.

But Wilder insists he intends to make Breazeale suffer, warning his rival that he is risking his life by stepping into the ring.

Wilder crassly said: “Breazeale’s life is on the line for this fight and I do mean his life. I am still trying to get me a body on my record.

“This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time. It’s legal.

“Breazeale asked for this. I didn’t go seek him. He sought me. So if it comes it comes. This is a brutal sport, not a gentleman’s sport.

“We don’t ask to hit each other in the face but we do anyway. And you can ask any doctor around the world, he will tell you, your head is not meant to be hit.

“On this particular time we have bad blood against each other. This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time.

“It’s legal. So why not use my right to do so?”


Breazeale has an impressive boxing record winning 20 of his 21 fights, with 18 of those by knockout.

His one defeat came against Anthony Joshua in 2016, and he has since beaten the likes of Eric Molina and Carlos Negron.

Meanwhile, Wilder is unbeaten in 41 fights, winning 40 – 39 coming by KO – and drawing once in his last fight against Tyson Fury.

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Dominic Breazeale remains confident he can deliver a huge shock and beat Deontay Wilder this weekend
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