We’ll have the official quotes and photos later today from today’s final Wilder-Breazeale press conference in Brooklyn — and trust me, a lot of the “juicier” words are certainly going to get left out of that press release.
But we do have this to share just after the event has ended, a long, intense staredown between the two, featuring Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO) just talking non-stop in Breazeale’s face. Breazeale (20-1, 18 KO) says a few things back, smiles a few times, and pretty much stays calm in Wilder’s face.
I know some of you are just never going to be convinced that any of this is more than theatrics, but there is a genuine tension between these two, real bad blood. Wilder and Breazeale don’t like each other, have had confrontations out of the ring — and quite a while ago, too, not recently to sell this fight on May 18 — and they’ve had harsh words for one another today and long before today.