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In a video that was captured in the Westin hotel lobby, we see the Heavyweight Champ Deontay Wilder and a group of men that included Dominic Breazeale and his people participating in a brawl.
There is word that something with Deontay’s brother took place, but there is no telling why or who started the brawl, but it all happened just hours after the Premier Boxing Champions bouts where Deontay Wilder was their main card and Dominic was on their undercard.
Deontay defended his WBC heavyweight title against Gerald Washington and Dominic fought against Polish fighter Izu Ugonoh and both fighters won in a KO during the fifth-round.
The brawl clearly showed that whatever feud Deontay has with Dominic is still on going and not over.
Here is a statement that Dominic later released on his Instagram page:

“First off, I want to take the time to thank God that both me and my opponent came out of the fight unharmed and safe last night. Secondly, I want to address the fact that Deontay Wilder and a mob of about 20 people unprovokedly attacked my Team and my family in the lobby last night. My coach and I were blindsided by sucker punches and my team was assaulted as well all in front of my wife and kids. This cowardly attack has no place in boxing and believe me will not go unpunished.”

The police intervened after the brawl made it’s way into the parking lot, but neither Deontay or Dominic were arrested.
Here is Deontay’s IG posting about the incident at the hotel:

bronze bomber First and foremost, it is my honor to be the WBC heavyweight champion of the world and it was a wonderful experience defending my title in my home state of Alabama last night. Holding this title is a privilege and one that I cherish. I know that this privilege comes with a great responsibility, not just inside the ring but also how I conduct myself outside the ring. I am disappointed that attention has been diverted away from my title defense and my conduct has come into question, it is important that I set the record straight with regards to the incident that took place in the hotel last night with Breazeale. We all know there are two sides to every story and the story the world has been told thus far is wrong. Breazeale confronted my brother in the arena and told him he would kill my entire family. There were many witnesses to this. My brother was the one provoked. I was very upset when I heard about that incident. THIS IS MY ONLY BROTHER AND I AM HIS KEEPER. I did want to confront Breazeale, man to man and face to face, but just because we are fighters doesn’t mean we always have to act with violence and my only intention was to speak with him. I’m sure many of you have seen me on many occasions and those that know me knows I don’t travel with a Big Entourage In Fact, I don’t believe in it. I was accused of having a MOP OF 20 People and that’s just ridiculous. I approached Breazeale in the lobby Alone as my Team stood back and immediately a member of his team grabbed me. My brother was punched, people close to Breazeale yelled cuss words at me, and I lost my cool. My only concern was the safety of my family and my only brother. First, I did NOT throw a punch. Second, I did NOT make a comment about Breazeale’s children. Anything else you have heard is a lie because no matter how heated or protective I may be, I’m not the kind of man to go after someone’s kids. I understand how this incident looks given that I am heavyweight champion, but I want to ensure people I did not act in the manner Breazeale has claimed and the videos are clear about that. The statements from his team were untrue and a defamation of my character. I will go to great lengths to prove that

It’s like he said, there are two sides to every story and here we have two different sides to this one incident.

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