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Breazeale claims Wilder lobby attack, vows to seek punishment

WBN 27/02/2017

Ryan Hafey

Dominic Breazeale claimed he was the victim of an assault on Saturday night after blasting out Izu Ugonoh in a five-round shootout at the Legacy Arena in Alabama.

According to reports, Breazeale and Wilder met up in the lobby once their respective fights were over and things didn’t stay calm for long. 

In a statement, Breazeale gave his account of what too place.

”First off, I want to take the time to thank God, that both me and my opponent came out of the fight unharmed and safe last night.

“Secondly I want to address the fact that Deontay Wilder and a mob of about 20 people ‘unprovokedly’ attacked my team and my family in the lobby last night.

“My coach and I were blindsided by sucker-punches and my team was assaulted as well, all in front of my wife and kids.

“This cowardly attack has no place in boxing and believe me, it will not go unpunished.”

Shortly afterwards, WBC title holder Wilder commented on the accusations.

“I’m a very respectful person, a native of nearby Tuscaloosa, and when you come to my home, you’re gonna respect me as well, too.

“He had an altercation with my little brother. You don’t mess with my little brother. If you have a problem, you come to me and we can handle it.

“We can deal with it accordingly. So with that, I’ve got a problem with him. And it ain’t no problem that I wanna see him in the ring. So I’ll see him,” he added.

Wilder has been mandated to fight Bermane Stiverne for a second time, potentially in the late spring or early summer, meaning Breazeale would have to wait his turn if he wanted to end the argument by battling ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in a future bout.