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Wilder’s Sacked Trainer, Breland: Why Fury Would Beat Up Joshua

Wilder’s Sacked Trainer, Breland: Why Fury Would Beat Up Joshua

Mark Breland, the former trainer of Deontay Wilder who was sacked by the American heavyweight boxer, says Tyson Fury would beat up fellow Brit Anthony Joshua.

Breland, 57, a former Olympic gold medallist and world champion, posited that Fury possesses all the qualities to put down Joshua.

“To be honest, I could beat Anthony Joshua. I could beat Anthony Joshua,” he said.

“Here’s a guy who doesn’t have a jab at all. When he fought Ruiz in the second fight, people talked about the jab, that wasn’t a jab, he was just doing this [feints tapping].

“To fight a guy like him, I would out-jab him. I don’t think he’d be able to touch me. I’d put him to sleep, the jab can bang that chin and put you down.

“Fury would beat him up. He has good mind games.

“He plays with these guys, he’s playing with their heads and guys get mad or frustrated, so frustrated it can throw them off their game.

“I’m a fighter, I watch boxing, I watch fighters – from my eyes and what I see, I could beat him [Joshua].

“He’s just straightforward, he’s not hard to hit.”

Breland came out firing after initially keeping his silence about the remarkable conspiracy claims Deontay Wilder hurled in his direction late last year.

Breland made a respectful statement on social media when Wilder decided to sack him as his trainer, but has now given his first interview on the matter.

In October, Wilder spoke out for the first time since March, accusing Tyson Fury of cheating in their rematch first by posting a video and statement on social media, and then following up with various interviews.

In the video, Wilder alleged Fury tampered with his gloves to put his fist in an improper position

He added that he believes Fury had a hard object concealed within his gloves to deal extra damage.

The American next claimed his water was spiked with muscle relaxers before the fight, potentially by his own co-trainer Breland.

He also pushed further accusations of disloyalty at Breland – who threw in the towel to end the bout – and sacked him as a result

Breland told The Fight Is Right: “With Deontay and I, that’s a part of boxing I guess.

“His career is done now, so, I’m done and he’s done. I’m done with him.”

In response to a viewer comment, he added: “Well one thing you all like to say is that, ‘He’s got a lot of power and that’s all.’

“I wish him well and that’s it. Only got his power and we’ll see how far that takes him, that’s all I’m gonna say

Regarding Wilder’s conspiracy accusations, Breland said: “I mean, so many people know me, my character speaks for itself.

“Spiked the water? If you’re looking at the tapes or whatever, you don’t ever see that water in my hand. Someone else is giving him the water.

“And regardless of that, I’m there to help you. My attitude is, ‘When you win, I win.’

“I’ve seen some foolish people talking to me about that fight.

“Come on now, only foolish people come out with stuff like that because it’s crazy. If you know me, you know me.”

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