Deontay Wilder has continued his war of words with Mark Breland, accusing his former trainer of being disloyal and abandoning him during his two meetings with Tyson Fury.
The former WBC heavyweight champion initially took aim at Breland and Fury in October, claiming‘The Gypsy King’ had cheated his way to the title and suggesting his water was spiked with muscle relaxers ahead of their February rematch – possibly by Breland himself.
Breland, Wilder’s trainer throughout his professional career until their split last year, broke his silence on Saturday, saying: ‘His career is over now, I’m done and he’s done,’ he told The Fight is Right.
But Wilder has hit back again, expressing surprise over the way Breland has reacted but doubling down on his spiked water allegations.
‘It’s crazy, because I had this man around me for so long. I had him around my family, my kids. I fed this dude. Even when many people thought I outgrew him. Many, many wanted me to fire him but I kept him on board. And to hear all these things that he’s saying, it’s crazy,’ he told 79SPORTS TV.
‘You should’ve been gone a long time ago. But because of the love that I had, you know what I’m saying, to continue to give you a job and all that — even after the fact of all his medical issues that he has personally going on with himself, I still kept him around. And for him to betray me and say crazy stuff, you know, it is a little hurtful only for the simple fact of how close you had him around family, and even playing with your kids.’
Wilder continued: ‘When you hear him talking about things like he was talking about (co-trainer) Jay (Deas) pouring the water and shit like that and the gloves wasn’t tampered with and stuff like this, it’s crazy.
‘How you can say another did something that we really don’t have no proof although we know what the deal is? We know what’s up, man. But it ain’t really no proof but you want to debunk something that we have all the proof of everything of. It’s crazy.
‘I told Jay, ‘I believe Mark did something to my water’. I’m telling you brother, I know how I felt in that ring. That wasn’t me. If people understood how I felt in that m**********r and what I was able to do, under all that pressure and shit that was going on with me, man, they look at me today and salute me every time they see me and say, ‘Champ, I don’t know how the fuck you did it.’
‘All this s**t is coming full circle. It’s all making sense now, of all the actions this dude had. He’s been envying me, he’s been jealous of me, bro, and now all this s*** is truly coming out.’
Wilder explained other members his entourage had concerns over Breland heading into the Fury fight, and were convinced the trainer’s ‘energy was off’.
He said: ‘As you can see in that first (Fury) fight, he wasn’t even in the ring. He left right after the fight was over, like he was mad or something. And then in the second fight he was the same way, his energy was off, like he didn’t really want to be around and shit like that, like he already knew something was up. And now look at him, he running to the UK people doing interviews.
‘You want to break your silence to the UK people, talking about somebody else poured the water. Nah, m**********r. You did that s**t. But it’s all good, bro. Talking about this the end of my career? This just only the beginning of greatness. But for you, my friend, it is the end.’
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