Mark Breland: “Wilder’s Career Is Done Now, All He’s Got Is Power”

Mark Breland says stick a fork in Deontay Wilder, his career is done!

Mark Breland (left), Deontay Wilder
Mark Breland (left), Deontay Wilder

Mark Breland says stick a fork in Deontay Wilder, his career is done!

When Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1. 41 KO’s) was beat-up, bloodied and bruised by the hands of Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) he was dumbstruck. He could not accept that a “pillow-fisted” fighter honestly dented his skull and pirated away his WBC World Heavyweight title. As a result the Bomber morphed into a Gatling-gun of conspiracy theories. He professed his belief that Fury’s gloves were loaded and illegally modified. He even said that he had been drugged by a treacherous traitor trainer.

On several occasions Wilder has reaffirmed his belief that Mark Breland played a very conscious and covert role in his loss. The Alabaman has been pissed with Breland since he threw the white towel of surrender in the seventh. The Bomber is deeply committed to his warrior code and is willing to die in the ring. Under no circumstances did he want the bout stopped. His co-trainer was not so zealous. Seeing his charge being so viciously ground-up and pummeled left him no other choice but to wave the fight off. With that single action, Mark Breland made himself a despised adversary in the eyes of Deontay Wilder.


Beyond merely stopping the fight, Wilder has accused Breland of drugging him before the prizefight began. It should come as no surprise that the Alabaman released him from his services shortly after his first professional loss. Yet, regardless of the vitriol levied against him, the former welterweight world champion has had little to nothing to say.

He was never one to do a grandiose amount of interviews to being with. In the scant amount that Breland has done on the topic of Wilder, he generally remains quiet as a morgue after hours. In a recent interview with Stamina for Sale YouTube channel however, the ferociously monotone trainer did offer a grim forecast of Wilder’s future.

“My whole thing with Deontay ah, that’s a part of boxing I guess. His career is done now. So, I’m done, he’s done. I’m done with him.”

Naturally, one might wonder why Mark Breland would say that the Bronze Bomber was yesterday’s news. Was he just mad and being snippy? Did he feel that truly he was the brains of the operation, and minus him Wilder was dead in the water? Or was there something technical that he had seen? Luckily the man of few words supplied just enough to solve the riddle.

“One thing that I would like to say is that, okay yeah he’s saying he got a lot of power, that’s all. And I wish him well and that’s it. All he’s got is power and we’ll see how far that takes him, that’s all I want to say.”

It will be interesting to see if the Bronze Bomber has a public reply to Breland’s sentiments. One thing that is for sure though, there will be no merry union’s for these two any time soon!

By: Bakari Simpson

Featured Article: Daniel Dubois: “I Will Avenge My First Loss!”

About Bakari S.2843 Articles
Bakari is a Senior Writer for Visit to view more of his literary work.