Deontay Wilder has added more fuel to the fire following controversial comments in which he suggested he could kill his opponent Dominic Breazeale on Saturday night.
The WBC heavyweight champion defends his title against his bitter US rival at the Barclays Center in New York and has caused a big stir on fight week.
Wilder initially stated he wants a ‘body’ on his record during a media day in which he also pointed out that boxing ‘is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time.’
He concluded: “It’s legal, so why not use my right to do so?”
Now, two days later at the final press conference, the 33-year-old has doubled down on the remarks.
Wilder told media: “If anybody thinks this is a game, you better close your eyes when the TV comes on.
“Or, if you’re there, you better bring your blindfold.
“Because this is gon’ be a tragedy. It’s gon’ be a tragedy.”
He concluded his session by answering a quite astonishing question from a reporter who asked him if he will be paying for Breazeale’s funeral after their fight.
“That’s the least I can do, I can pay for the funeral,” Wilder replied.