REVEALED: Deontay Wilder ‘left his trainer locked outside his changing room in TEARS’ before brutally sacking him for throwing in the towel as he was pummelled by Tyson Fury
- Deontay Wilder was stopped by Tyson Fury after Mark Breland threw in the towel
- Wilder was so angry he left Breland ‘locked outside his changing room crying’
- Fury dropped Wilder twice en route to a dominant seventh-round stoppage win
- Breland has lost his job as part of Wilder’s team after deciding to stop the fight
- He had been training Wilder since the latter turned pro back in 2008
Deontay Wilder left his trainer Mark Breland ‘locked outside his changing room and in tears’ after feeling incensed by his decision to throw in the towel in the seventh round against Tyson Fury.
Wilder was battered from pillar to post as Fury stripped him of his WBC world heavyweight title in Las Vegas last weekend and inflicted his first defeat in a professional ring.
The Brit had dropped Wilder twice and had him in trouble again in the seventh before Breland chucked in the towel – a decision which subsequently cost him his job.
Deontay Wilder left Mark Breland ‘locked outside dressing room crying’ after Tyson Fury loss
Tyson Fury battered Wilder throughout as he stopped him to claim the WBC world title
Breland (pictured in the background) was blamed for prematurely throwing in the towel
And now it has been claimed that Breland, a former Olympic gold medallist who has been training Wilder since he turned over to the pro ranks in 2008, was refused entry to the American’s dressing room after the fight with Fury.
‘Mark Breland did the right thing, I’m backing Mark Breland, a beautiful human being,’ former British fighter Spencer Fearon told PepTalkUK.
‘Mark Breland was outside the changing room crying, did you know that?
‘He was crying because that man (Wilder) said he couldn’t come in the changing room.
Fury dropped Wilder in the third round and put him to the canvas again in the fifth round
Breland threw the towel in with Wilder again in trouble in the seventh round of Saturday’s fight
Wilder was angered by the move and revealed Breland won’t be part of his team for the future
MARK BRELAND FACTFILE
– Breland won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles
– He is a two-time WBA welterweight world champion
– The American ended his professional career with a record of 35 wins, 3 defeats and 1 draw
– He has worked with Deontay Wilder since he turned professional in 2008 and helped guide him to the WBC heavyweight world title
‘That’s your fighter, you built your own personal relationship, you’ve been with this man from the get-go, and they are saying to you, “no, you can’t come in the changing room”.
‘You see how deluded and twisted these guys are? And it’s not going to (get) better.
‘If Deontay Wilder doesn’t apologise to Mark Breland the same thing is going to happen again, and it’s going to be worse.’
Many felt Breland acted in the interests of Wilder’s safety and saved him from shipping further punishment with the WBC champion on unsteady legs.
However, Wilder’s main trainer Jay Deas, criticised his colleague after the fight by revealing he did not want him to throw in the towel.
Wilder, 34, is expected to exercise his rematch clause for a trilogy bout against Fury and has already indicated that Breland will not be present in his corner for that fight.
‘I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional,’ he said this week.
‘I said as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to go out on my shield. If I’m talking about going in and killing a man, I respect the same way. I abide by the same principal of receiving.
‘So I told my team to never, ever, no matter what it may look like, to never throw the towel in with me because I’m a special kind. I still had five rounds left. No matter what it looked like, I was still in the fight.’
Breland (right) has worked with Wilder since he turned pro and guided him to the world title
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