DEONTAY WILDER’S axed coach Mark Breland said ‘I could beat Anthony Joshua’ as Brit ‘doesn’t have a jab at all’.
Breland had been an assistant in Wilder’s corner up until the night the American heavyweight was dethroned of the WBC belt.
The trainer threw in the towel to stop Tyson Fury’s one-sided beating last February but as a result lost his job.
Breland has since come out swigging as he took aim Wilder and accused the knockout artist of lacking a jab.
For the same reason, the retired former world champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist claimed he could beat current unified champion AJ.
Breland said on The Fight Is Right podcast: “To be honest, I could beat Anthony Joshua.
“I could beat Anthony Joshua. Here’s a guy who doesn’t have a jab at all. When he fought Ruiz in the second fight, people talked about his jab.
“That wasn’t a jab, he was just doing this (making a tapping motion). To fight a guy like him, I would out-jab him.
“I don’t think he’d be able to touch me. I’d put him to sleep, the jab can bang that chin and put you down.”
Wilder, 35, reacted to his first loss by furiously accusing Fury, 32, of cheating while sacking Breland.
The manner of the defeat and backlash received after the excuses made without any evidence has Breland predicting Wilder’s career is now OVER.
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He said: “With Deontay and I, that’s a part of boxing I guess. His career is done now, so, I’m done and he’s done. I’m done with him.
“One thing you all like to say is that, he’s got a lot of power and that’s all. I wish him well and that’s it.
“Only got his power and we’ll see how far that takes him, that’s all I’m going to say.”
Breland also gave an insight into Wilder’s training and claimed the Bronze Bomber refuses to work on his fundamentals.
He explained: “He used the jab one time in that fight with Bermane Stiverne. That was it.
“He never hit the bag. He doesn’t hit the speed bag. He doesn’t jump rope, he doesn’t hit the speed bag and he doesn’t hit the heavy bag.”