Boxer Deontay Wilder Under Fire for ‘Body’ Comments
The 33-year-old will face a World Boxing Council hearing after recent comments that he’s “trying to get a body on his record.” Wilder made the threatening remarks ahead of Saturday’s bout against Californian Dominic Breazeale in New York. The WBC says the comments are “against the spirit of our sport,” though it’s not the first time the Alabama native has talked so tough — even regarding Saturday’s fight. Wilder previously said, “If he dies, he dies.”
Is there more to this story? Prefight trash talk is common, but Wilder and Breazeale have been particularly acrimonious since a nasty 2017 hotel skirmish.