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'If he dies, he dies': Deontay Wilder channels his inner Ivan Drago ahead of Dominic Breazeale clash


Added 05-15-19 02:37:01pm EST - “WBC heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder has evoked memories of legendary boxing movie Rocky IV by borrowing a quote from the movie's terrifying Russian boxer, Ivan Drago, ahead of his latest title defence.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “'If he dies, he dies': Deontay Wilder channels his inner Ivan Drago ahead of Dominic Breazeale clash”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Wilder is set to face fellow American Dominic Breazeale in New York this weekend as he bids to retain his WBC title and extend his unbeaten professional record to 41-0-1 following his controversial draw with Tyson Fury in his last outing.

And with the bad blood simmering between the two Americans ahead of this weekend's big clash, Wilder has taken his trash talk to a dark place, by saying that he will have no qualms if he kills his opponent in the ring at the Barclays Center on Saturday night.

"This is boxing. This is not a gentleman’s sport. This is a gladiator’s sport. And with bad blood, we know I possess the power."

The bad blood comes as a result of an angry exchange of words between Breazeale and Wilder's brother at the host hotel in Birmingham, Alabama, following a 2017 event both boxers featured in.

It led to Breazeale allegedly suggesting that, but for the presence of his own family, he would kill Wilder's brother "and your entire family."

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