Fight talk between WBC king Deontay Wilder and fellow American Dominic Breazeale went up a notch after the former signalled out his intentions of how he expects the showdown to go.
Wilder – who returns to the Barclays Center after his split-draw with Tyson Fury – prepares to make a ninth defense of his title in New York. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ admitted his opponent has rejuvenated his passion to deliver a spectacular performance.
Ahead of the all-American clash, Wilder said: “I want to bring the pain. I want to do so much damage to this guy that he’s allowed me to invest in myself, something I should have done a long time ago. But it’s never too late for new things and for me it just relit my career.
“It relit the interest in boxing. I’ve been through so much in this sport ups and downs. And it took all this time. It took this motivation right here. It’s paid off outside of the ring
“Everything I say I mean. And I do what I say. And that’s what makes me who I am. I’m the realest champion in the business and that’s where I am at this point.
“I’m coming to bring the pain. If you don’t understand that, you’ll see. My actions speak louder than my words. I’m not one of these guys that just talks just to hear myself talk or who’s cloud chasing or just to say some stuff, because I am who I am.
“I don’t waste my time. I’ve always been like that. This hasn’t just started because I’ve gotten into boxing. I became a champion.
“And the thing is that when I’m outside of this ring, a man comes to my city and starts chaos like that and then telling a bogus story, try to sell sympathy and wants people to show sympathy and remorse. I don’t like that.
“I don’t like that at all. He’s like one of these guys that will come into your establishment and waste water on the floor and slip on it just to sue you. What goes around comes around.
“This May 18, it will be my time. It’s punishment time. It’s judgement time. And I am the judge.”