The tragedy of Deontay Wilder

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  1. GK BOX

    GK BOX Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So it’s now officially confirmed that he turned down $100 million to fight on DAZN. He was offered $20 million to fight Brazeale.
    His explanation for rejecting the offer: loyalty to showtime.
    Assuming this is true, Wilder truly is a fool. Showtime will drop him like a bad habit after a few losses. $100 million is LIFE CHANGING MONEY. It’s incomprehensible that he would turn this down due to loyalty. Will he eve get $3 million for Brazeale on regular showtime?
    Maybe there’s another explanation. Maybe he isn’t a free agent after all? Maybe Haymon has more power over him than we really know.
    Either way it’s a tragedy. With all this hanging over Wilders head it’s possible he takes a loss to the tough and rugged Brazeale
     
  2. GGGfans

    GGGfans Member Full Member

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    Loyalty is an excuse.
    He just does not want to suffer.
     
  3. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    No Dazn means no Fury or Femi, big suggestion is Wilder fights Wlad later in year.
     
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  4. GK BOX

    GK BOX Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That’s 100 million doe
    How many boxers have made so much? Even inflation adjusted?
     
  5. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bad advise. Its what it is.
     
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  6. lewis gassed

    lewis gassed The Bronze Dosser Full Member

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    Haymon controls Wilder and let's be honest: it's not hard to outwit someone from Alabama.
    Whatever Al told him, he ate it up.
     
  7. don owens

    don owens Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Could it be that.......he has suddenly discovered that he is not a materialist. that money is the root of all evil and that he is now interested in pursuing a more spiritual life. ..........NAH
     
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  8. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The "tragedy" of Deontay Wilder?

    In the last four months, Wilder successfully defended his title against Fury and his final round knockdown (one of two) against Fury viewed a million times. He's been named the most FAMOUS boxer in the WORLD by ESPN, and he's had offers from both DAZN And ESPN to defend his title against Breazeale on their APPS.

    Yes, such a 'tragedy.'

    Showtime saw the offers from DAZN and ESPN and PAID Wilder to stay with them for the Breazeale fight. For the Breazeale fight, he's making parity with Joshua and Fury for their next outings.

    Showtime will market the hell out of Wilder and Breazeale. t'll draw a million or two viewers on Showtime alone and be viewed around the world like his other fights. It'll be a fantastic KO, watched by millions more ... and his value will only increase.

    Wilder is the most exciting heavyweight in the division and it's biggest puncher.

    Wilder has his title, money and freedom.

    He is THE MAN in the division. They all want what Wilder has.

    He hasn't gone anywhere. He hasn't run from anyone. Joshua and Fury were both on Showtime, both could've fought Wilder on Showtime, both FLED. Wilder didn't.

    All Wilder has to do is focus on Breazeale and his options remain wide open for his next fight.

    On the other hand, Fury has no champs to fight. And Joshua has nothing but mandos coming up after Miller. And they don't have the audience for their fights that Wilder is going to have for his.

    So Wilder's position only gets stronger.

    It was a good day for Wilder. Not so much for Fury and Joshua.
     
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  9. red_roo

    red_roo Member Full Member

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    Wilder is best known HW in da world right now , an still at da top . Until Wilder get's stopped an he is da Boss .of Himself . I like that * make's him a winner for sure .
     
  10. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If he took the DAZN money he would have to take real fights. His last “patsy” a man out of the ring for years on coke and booze tap danced on him for 10 of 12 rounds. Unless that 100 mill was front loaded and guaranteed he was never going to accept.
    Instead we get Breazale lol
     
  11. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well, I wouldn't say it's a tragedy. At least not at this point (maybe if he loses to Breazeale it will become one :smile:).
    If instead of those $100 million Wilder will get several times less, is it really a tragedy? Maybe he's just not too smart. Or maybe he's just fine with fighting guys he's been fighting almost all his career?
     
  12. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Breazeale was part of that deal, smart guy.
     
  13. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    I’ll withhold judgement until we see what he does post Breazeale, if he wins. Unlike Fury, he hadn’t isolated himself with a multifight deal and can still fight Joshua this year.
     
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  14. GALVATRON

    GALVATRON Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Outside of my own predictions and / or breakdown of different outcomes,.

    I spotted a few things afterwards that I just got a feeling Breazeales going to win this , I still need to see training clips sparring partners etc...these all factor in. If he could get Efe, Joyce, Izu, Okolie these types of guys, Washington who has in ring experience with Wilder, it would really shift things over .
     
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  15. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fury means no Fury. The bum had the rematch but folded like a cheap suit and ducked into ESPN.
     
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