Sport Deontay Wilder reverses course, retains trainer who threw in the towel

06:25  29 february  2020
06:25  29 february  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Tyson Fury contemplating retirement in near future

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Former heavyweight world titlist Deontay Wilder said Friday that he has decided to keep career-long co- trainer Mark Breland as part of his team, despite Breland's decision to throw in the towel in Wilder 's rematch with Tyson Wilder to keep Breland, trainer who threw in towel . 10mDan Rafael.

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After Mark Breeland threw in the towel to end last week’s heavyweight title fight, it sounded like he threw in his job along with it.

Deontay Wilder standing on a stage in front of a crowd: Mark Breeland is keeping his job after throwing in the towel. (Reuters/Steve Marcus) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Mark Breeland is keeping his job after throwing in the towel. (Reuters/Steve Marcus)

But Deontay Wilder announced on Friday that he’s had a change of heart. The man who officially put an end to Tyson Fury’s dominant TKO win will remain in Wilder’s corner.

‘Mark Breeland is still a part of Team Wilder’

“I'm a warrior,” Wilder told ESPN’s Dan Rafael in a statement. “I feel the same way I felt on fight night. If I have to go out I want to go out on my shield.

“But I understand that my corner and my team has my best interest at heart. Mark Breland is still a part of Team Wilder.”

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of days since Deontay Wilder was dramatically stopped by Tyson Fury to lose his WBC heavyweight title, and of course you all have heard the fallout since. legs, and also has publicly taken issue with one of his trainers , Mark Breland, who happened to be the individual who threw in the towel on his

Deontay Wilder is considering firing his trainer Mark Breland for throwing the towel in against Fury TKO’d Wilder in the seventh round to win the WBC heavyweight world title. Related articles. But ex-fighters and pundits alike have come out in support of Breland, who most think did the right thing by

Wilder’s health was at risk

Wilder was on the wrong end of a beating when Breeland threw in the towel in the seventh round of Saturday’s bout. He was bleeding from his face and his ear and had trouble maintaining his balance in the ring. Fury had knocked him down multiple times and was in complete control of the fight.

Had Breeland not thrown in the towel, Wilder looked en route to a knockout loss regardless, and his health was at certain risk.

But Wilder has implored his team multiple times to never throw in the towel, regardless of what’s happening in the ring. Arguably the biggest puncher in the history of the sport, Wilder almost always has a chance to end a fight with one swing of his right hand.

He told Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole earlier this week that he understood that Breeland was looking out for his best interests, but he was not OK with the decision.

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DEONTAY WILDER left his trainer in tears after banishing him from the dressing room following his crushing defeat to Tyson Fury. The American was hugely critical of his trainer 's decision and called him out publicly in the aftermath by saying: "I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we've talked

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‘He has to accept my wishes’

“So I told my team to never, ever, no matter what it may look like, to never throw the towel in with me because I’m a special kind,” Wilder said. “I still had five rounds left. No matter what it looked like, I was still in the fight.

“I understand he was looking out for me and trying to do what he felt was right, but this is my life and my career, and he has to accept my wishes.”

Statements like that one and others he made in the ring and throughout the week gave the impression that Breeland’s time in Wilder’s corner was done. But it appears that some time away from the emotion of the loss led Wilder to the decision to keep him on board.

‘I am a king that will fight to the death’

Wilder also released a video on Friday promising to “fight to the death” and “rise like a phoenix from ashes and regain the title.”

Despite Fury’s team being ready to move on from Wilder, the vanquished champion appears fully intent on enacting a rematch clause for a trilogy fight.

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Deontay Wilder exercises rematch clause, third bout with Tyson Fury will be held later this year .
Only six days after he was stopped by Tyson Fury in seven shockingly one-sided rounds in their WBC/lineal heavyweight title fight, Deontay Wilder has exercised his rematch clause. He’ll face Fury for a third time later this year, Top Rank president Todd duBoef confirmed to Yahoo Sports. It was a competitive, dramatic fight which Wilder nearly won by knockout in the 12th. Fury knocked him down in the third and again in the fifth and won every round until Mark Breland threw in the towel in the seventh.

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