This past weekend Boxing News and Views’ Pete Moss had an opportunity to catch up with WBC heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder’s head trainer, Mark Breland.
As well as being trainer to one of the top heavyweights in the world, Breland comes from a decorated boxing career himself.
He is a former world welterweight champion as a prizefighter and also won Olympic and World Amateur Gold for the United States.
It’s always interesting to hear his insights on modern day topics within the game, and this past weekend before his charge’s latest fight with Gerald Washington he spoke to Boxing News and Views’ Peter Moss on the up coming Joshua vs Klitschko fight on April 29th:
“I mean Klitschko is great with his jab, keeps on the outside, knows how to use his arms. I think he’s much smarter than Joshua but it’s been about two years since he’s fought so it’s like, you’re coming back off a big lay off and you’re going to fight this kid now. This kid is strong. With Emanuel (Steward) there it would have been a different ball game. He would have made him fight tall.”
“I favor Klitschko. I think he’s the more experienced fighter but I’ve never really seen Joshua get hit. I’ve seen Klitschko get hit and he doesn’t have the best of chins.”
For Breland’s full interview with Peter Moss check it out here via YouTube, an intriguing chat that covered a wide range of topics outside of Joshua vs Klitschko too: