Powerpunching WBC Heavyweight World Titlist Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (40-0-1, 39KO) will look to make a 9th defense of his Title by letter of the law in facing Mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale (20-1-0, 18KO) on Saturday, May 18th.
Regardless of whose fault it was for the falling out of the previously discussed proposition of a rematch between Wilder & Tyson Fury after the questionable verdict of their first encounter, the rematch never officially materialized, so now is a suitable time for Deontay fight to try to get his Mandatory out the way before he can get back to entertaining the big names in the division, granted if he takes care of his assignment. Dominic Breazeale is a decent Heavyweight who is ranked #4 by the WBC. His lone loss came against now-Unified Champion Anthony Joshua in 2016, so this will be Breazeale’s second attempt at a high end Heavyweight. They will both take to the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.