John McCarthy is a massive fan of Mark Breland for throwing in the towel in Deontay Wilder’s seventh-round TKO loss to Tyson Fury.
In the fight, Wilder was getting beaten up for the entire fight and was dropped twice. It was the first time in his career he had been dropped. He also had a bleeding ear that many speculated to be a ruptured eardrum. So, Mark Breeland, the second cornerman threw the towel in which made Wilder and head coach Jay Deas mad as they didn’t want the towel to be thrown in.
But, for John McCarthy, he says Breland did the smart thing as he may have saved Wilder from sustaining serious injuries.
“Mark Breland, God bless you for being a smart guy,” McCarthy said (via BJPENN.com).
“(Wilder) is just taking damage. Is he going to win this fight? No, he’s not going to win this fight. He says, ‘I would have gone out on my shield.’ That’s great, we know you would have gone out on your shield,” McCarthy continued. “But you would have taken how much more damage before that moment occurred. And how much damage was that moment going to be in taking away from your ability to come back and do this again and still be good. Because you never know how much that beating is going to do to you.
“Mark Breland did him a favor. He was not going to win that fight. That was the seventh round, he had lost every friggin round. Look, he wasn’t going to knock out Fury. He wasn’t even getting close with those shots,” he added. “Fury was in complete control of that fight. I thought Mark Breland did the right thing. I know Deontay is mad at him, saying ‘I don’t know if I can have him back.’ Some day you will figure out that man did you a favor.”
Deontay Wilder has since said he will see if he should keep Breland around. But, he will rematch Fury for their trilogy later this year.