Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale: Anthony Joshua’s pre-fight words come back to haunt him

Deontay Wilder brutally knocked out Dominic Breazeale on Saturday night, causing Anthony Joshua’s pre-fight comments to backfire.

The WBC king obliterated his mandatory challenger in under one round, three years after AJ beat him for the first time.

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Deontay Wilder defended his WBC title for the ninth time

Joshua stopped Breazeale in the seventh, and said to Sky Sports earlier this week: “Styles make fights, I think Wilder will fare well against Breazeale.

“I think Wilder is too quick, he’s a very, very fast heavyweight, but Breazeale is tough, took me seven rounds.

“I hope Wilder does it in nine, so I can be like, ‘Hey I done it earlier.’

“You know how it is, comparisons and stuff, but yeah it will be interesting to see.”

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Anthony Joshua holds the WBA, IBF & WBO titles

With Wilder brutalising Breazeale in under three minutes, AJ’s comments have been made to look a little silly in hindsight.

However, if you compare their other two comment opponents, Joshua comes out on top as he stopped Jason Gavern in three, while Wilder did it in four.

The Brit also knocked out Eric Molina in three, and Wilder took nine.

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Deontay Wilder’s big right hand ended Dominic Breazeale

Although the unified WBA, IBF and WBO champion did admit he’d like to better his rival, he also added: “You look at the small things, I look at the small details.

“When he’s getting tired, how many right hands he throws in a round.

“I look at something different, rather than comparisons to the rounds.”

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