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Deontay Wilder: Dominic Breazeale is going to get knocked out in dramatic fashion

Deontay Wilder is promising a show on Saturday night.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO) returns on Saturday night to defend his belt against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18 KO) in a Showtime main event from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Wilder spoke at Tuesday’s media workout at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, promising to knock out his challenger on Saturday.

Quotes from the workout

“Dominic Breazeale is going to get knocked out in dramatic fashion on Saturday. I can’t wait. He’s like a fly in my ear. I’m going to get him out of there in a fashion no one has ever seen.

“I love coming to Brooklyn. The people here have adopted me. I’ve had some of my most dramatic knockouts here at Barclays Center. I’m looking forward to adding another one to my resume Saturday night.

“Dominic Breazeale asked for this. I didn’t seek him out. He came for me. This isn’t a gentleman’s sport. We have bad blood and it’ll be in the ring Saturday night.

“I learned from the Tyson Fury fight to stay patient. It was my moment and my time. I wanted to put on a great show and deliver the knockout. I rushed but Fury had to be perfect for 12 rounds, I just had to be perfect for two seconds.

“I’m a person who’s passionate about what I say and passionate about what I do. I’m the realest champion in the business. I show love everywhere I go. Love is the key to the world.”

The official Showtime quotes went ahead and left out Wilder telling media that he’d like to kill Breazeale in the ring on Saturday:

Yes, Deontay, love is the key to the world.

Photos from the workout

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