Dominic Breazeale will now be labeled Deontay Wilder’s ‘little guinea pig,’ according to the current WBC heavyweight champion.
Wilder gave his arch-nemesis the tag as the pair went head-to-head in New York recently.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ can’t wait to get his hands on the WBC mandatory challenger as the pair have a chequered history.
A hotel melee involving Deontay’s brother Marsellos stirred up considerable bad blood ahead of a May 18th battle.
Following Tyson Fury’s decision to walk away from a rematch on the date, Wilder plans to remove his frustrations on Breazeale.
“I’m using Breazeale as a guinea pig. He’s an experiment for what I’m about to do,” explained Wilder. “I’m breaking myself down to the basics and building myself up.
“We haven’t got on too well in the past, either. We’ve got a situation going on, and the only way to solve it without any outside altercations is to have it in the ring.
“That’s why I love my occupation. I’m able to get upset and mad at a person. And if I want revenge or to do something about it, I can do that.
“But the best thing is I get paid a lot of money to do it.
“I’m in a blessed, amazing position. I can’t wait to fight my little guinea pig,” he concluded.
Hopefully, a win for Wilder will set up an undisputed unification with Anthony Joshua at some point in the fall.
Joshua v Wilder has long been the fight of choice for heavyweights supporters, who have been forced to wait and wait.
Failed talks last summer were given a ray of hope in early 2019. DAZN made a money-spinning offer to Wilder, which was ultimately turned down.
The only way the clash happens in the future is if Wilder is handed a straight 50-50 split of the proceedings.