Deontay Wilder directed a brutal tirade at Dominic Breazeale as the heavyweight rivals came face-to-face at their final press conference.

A fired-up Wilder again warned his opponent with heated threats, despite being ordered to face a WBC hearing for recent unsavoury comments, as the pair addressed the media at Thursday’s final press conference.

The animosity between the American duo became even more evident as they engaged in an icy stare-down ahead of Sunday’s heavyweight world-title clash at the Barclays Center.

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Wilder and Breazeale face off

Wilder and Breazeale face off

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“I’m not in this business to make friends,” Wilder, making the ninth defence of his WBC crown, said. “There’s so many things that I’ve said and I mean every word.

“I didn’t bother nobody, the chaos came to me, disturbing the peace came to me. He asked for this and he shall receive.

“I appreciate Breazeale for bringing this to me. He reminds me of Bermane Stiverne, we both had animosity as well and I wanted to hurt him so bad, my blood is boiling right now, I can barely keep my composure.

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“My actions will speak louder than my words. I say so many different things and prove myself over and over and over again that I am the best, the chosen one.

“They can say what they want. It’s going to be a hell of a fight while it lasts. You know what I come to do, I bring the pain and will make sure he feels it.

“These fools don’t understand when they train for me, they get themselves in the best shape of their lives for Deontay Wilder, they don’t know what to do or what to expect. They think they have a game plan but it’s not gonna work. No one knows how to prepare for me, I’m unorthodox, not by the textbook, how do you prepare for Deontay Wilder?”

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Breazeale kept his composure throughout and the Californian mandatory challenger, who has just a sole career defeat to Anthony Joshua on his record, is confident of upsetting the odds.

“Virgil Hunter and myself have had a great camp. I’m mentally focused and physically right with no nagging injuries. The WBC belt is everything for me, this is my Super Bowl, I came to fight for this thing.

“I’ll bring everything and it’ll be nothing short of an explosive night. I plan on this being an epic night, I’ve dreamt about this for the last week, the last month and last year. ‘And the new’ is going to sound great when my hand is raised.

“Deontay Wilder loves his voice, on Saturday night he will pay for every lie he’s made up and every thought he’s thought up.”

This story originally appeared on Sky Sports.



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