Deontay Wilder reacts to former opponent’s stoppage loss over a man who could be a future opponent.

American Dominic Breazeale is no stranger to world heavyweight titles having fought for one unsuccessfully against the UK’s Anthony Joshua.

Since then, he’s regrouped and put together two stoppage wins.

Firstly against Izuagbe Ugonoh last Feburary in Birmingham, Alabama and then last night – on another Wilder undercard when he beat former Wilder opponent Eric Molina in an eliminator for Wilder’s WBC belt.

If a unification fight cannot be made for Wilder next up then a fight with Breazeale is the most likely next opponent.

The two men and their teams were engaged in a controversial incident in a hotel back in February when a fight was reported to have broken after the event was over.

Speaking after the fight, Wilder spoke of what he thought of Breazeale as an opponent next up:

“We’ve just seen one of the guys I’ve got history with and it’s not a positive history. That’s in Breazeale. That could be a potential one next too while we wait, wait, wait for the so-called best heavyweight champion in the world (Anthony Joshua).”

He added:

“So we definitely have options. I don’t want people to think we don’t have options or that I need a certain person. We are going to keep American boxing alive. Especially the heavyweight division. It has heated up and it just continues to flame and become more heated as time goes by.”

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