Deontay Wilder KOs Dominic Breazeale With Brutal Punch

Fury Coach: Wilder Seems Psychologically Damaged After Tyson Fight

Former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has commented on WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder's devastating first round KO of Dominic Breazeale via social media.

The champ returned to the ring opposite Dominic Breazeale.

He took care of it quickly and emphatically.

Wilder - whose knockout of Breazeale was the 40th of his career - said a fight with Joshua would happen, but he remains unsure when.

It's why he's one of the most compelling figures in the sport.

Speaking at a news conference after his victory over Breazeale at the Barclays Center, Wilder said he "doesn't know what is next".

Wilder was initially in negotiations to face Fury in a spring rematch until the native of England signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank that brought his services exclusively to ESPN.

The emphatic nature in which the 33-year-old saw off Breazeale, has increased fan eagerness for a unification fight with Joshua.

An immediate rematch was expected before Fury surprisingly went another route. I think they will. I can't wait to get him out. "I've lowered my standards to make these fights happen".

"And the Joshua fight will happen, all these fights are in discussion, no doors are closed, all parties involved are in discussions".

One of the big names helping lead that resurgence is Deontay Wilder. It's the heavyweight division, so there's going to be big shots from guys with power. But he should certainly be a believer now. Other heavyweights who are still ahead of Wilder are Larry Holmes (20), Wladimir Klitschko (18 in his second reign), Vitali Klitschko (11 in his second reign), Tommy Burns (11) and Ali (10 in his second reign).

"I don't want this to be a (Lennox) Lewis and (Riddick) Bowe situation". I know it's been a big build up a lot of animosity and hatred; a lot of words were said and it came out tonight.

In the build-up to the WBC heavyweight world title bout, Wilder was embroiled in controversy after saying he wanted a body on his record.

Wilder and Joshua was the fight just about everyone in boxing would prefer to see, but so far it's been all talk without seriously moving close to action.

"He has taken care of business, now AJ needs to do the same against Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden on June 1".

Wilder got Breazeale to back off when they started the fight in a bid to find his balance and then launched the rocket punch on the fellow American to remain undefeated after 42 fights.

Will Wilder record another victory against the veteran Cuban?