Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will no longer need the services of his longtime co-trainer Mark Breland.
The two have parted ways and the former world champion and 1984 Olympics gold medalist will not be part of the training camp for the upcoming third fight with Tyson Fury.
Breland, 57, was brought in by Wilder’s team by Shelly Finkel when “The Bronze Bomber” turned pro back in 2008.
Finkel, the co-manager of Widler, announced the news himself.
“That was the decision that was made,” Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, told BoxingScene on Friday. “After his next fight, it will be determined if the right decision was made or not.”
Co-trainer/co-manager Jay Deas, who has trained Wilder since he was an amateur, who claimed a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics, remains in the corner and will get Wilder ready for the third go-round with Fury, Finkel added.
Breland received a lot of unnecessary critics from Wilder and Deas when he threw the towel in the seventh round of the rematch between Fury and Wilder back in February. The fact of the matter is, Wilder was getting destroyed and Breland probably saved Wilder’s life and career, but it is what it is.