Boxing News At Five | May 17 2019

Boxing News at Five: Wilder says he knows where the drugs are kept, Saunders eyes Smith unification but won’t rule out Eubank Jnr rematch

Deontay Wilder says some awful things but isn't cheating like the rest, and Billy Joe Saunders is already contemplating his next move at super-middleweight
Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder & Tyson Fury Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been guilty of saying some ridiculous and insensitive things in recent months but will occasionally get lucky and say something interesting.

These moments are few and far between, admittedly, but Wilder, when he’s in the mood, can be a charismatic, captivating individual with plenty of insightful and revealing stuff to say. Not afraid to hold back, Wilder is part troublemaker, part truth-teller, part hype man and tends to switch between the three depending on the situation.

Ahead of his fight this Saturday (May 18) against fellow American Dominic Breazeale, the champion has been much too open about his evil intentions (not good) but has also touched on the performance-enhancing drug problem blighting not only the heavyweight division but boxing as a whole (good). Let’s today focus on the latter.


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