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Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale: Wilder says he risks his life inside the ring, can say whatever he wants

Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale tomorrow night.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

As Deontay Wilder’s proclamations of wanting to kill Dominic Breazeale tomorrow night has gained more traction, even eliciting a response from the WBC all of the sudden, Wilder appeared on Stephen A. Smith’s radio show to explain why he has no problems with the things he says.

“What have I said that any fighter that has came before me hasn’t said?” Wilder asks rhetorically. “There’s one particular individual who said way more worse things than I could ever say in one sentence!”

The only person that immediately comes to mind is Mike Tyson. I’m assuming that’s who he’s referring to.

“I speak my piece. This is a sport where we sign up with. This is the sport that I signed up to do. I risk my life in that ring. So as me, as an individual, to risk my life for other’s entertainment, I can say whatever I please!..I’m doing this for other’s entertainment. People can take my words as what they want. If they don’t like it, don’t watch it. But nothing I said that ain’t true, nothing I said that hasn’t been said before. So why people wanna take it into consideration now?

“Look what’s going on in the world, Stephen A. People wanna put that energy towards the words that I say but look what’s going on in the world with so many killings going on right now. So many different brutalities going on right now but I don’t see nobody putting no energy and having no qualms to try to resolve that.

“How many innocent killings has been going on? Ain’t nobody putting any energy towards that but they wanna say something when I say [something]? Get outta here with that!”

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