Deontay Wilder has promised to take his time before knocking out Dominic Breazeale this weekend.
Wilder will defend his belts against mandatory challenger Breazeale on May 18 and then expected to take on Luis Ortiz and Adam Kownacki later this year.
The Bronze Bomber defends his title for the first time since his controversial draw with Tyson Fury last December, where Wilder Knocked Fury down twice-including in the final round. But the Brit twice rose from the canvas.
Wilder is adamant he won’t make the same mistake against Breazeale.
“I learned from the Tyson Fury fight to stay patient,” he said. “It was my moment and my time. I wanted to put on a great show and deliver the knockout. I rushed but Fury had to be perfect for 12 rounds, I just had to be perfect for two seconds. Dominic Breazeale is going to get knocked out in dramatic fashion on Saturday. I can’t wait. He’s like a fly in my ear. I’m going to get him out of there in a fashion no one has ever seen. [He] asked for this. I didn’t seek him out. He came for me. This isn’t a gentleman’s sport. We have bad blood and it’ll be in the ring Saturday night.”