Wilder vs. Washington: The Gravy Train Continues

Deontay Wilder returns to his home state of Alabama for what’s sure to be some down-home, southern-cooking against yet another non-de script opponent in former USC football player Gerald Washington. In case the main event is a one-side debacle, Al Haymon added two intriguing bouts for Saturday’s PBC on Fox broadcast.

Dominic Breazeale attempts to put the pieces back after suffering a knockout loss to Anthony Joshua last June. On Saturday, Breazeale will try his hand against an unknown fighter, at least stateside, in Izuagbe Ugonoh. Ugonoh is a professional kick boxer and boxer from Poland with a record of 17-0, (14ko’s).

Let’s face facts, Dominic is very basic and although his heart is big, it’s his talent that comes into question. It’s highly unlikely that Haymon would put Izuagbe Ugonoh in deep waters having just signed him. One can assume Uncle Al is grooming Izuagbe for an opportunity to challenge Wilder for his title in the somewhat near future at the Barclays Center where the polish people will respond to their countryman.

The other fight on the Fox televised portion of the undercard features a real test for both men. The unbeaten prospect from Maryland Jarret Hurd squares off versus Kronk Gym alum Tony Harrison. Hurd made a name for himself over the last year and change. First by taking care of Frank Galarza on ShoBox in late 2015, then by putting on a show in a clean victory over Oscar Molina as the co-feature bout to Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter on CBS last summer.