Deontay Wilder sued by Dominic Breazeale for hotel melee
April 18, 2017
Boxer Dominic Breazeale and trainer Manny Robles have sued Deontay Wilder, Marcellus Wilder and Marriott international in the U.S. District Court of Central California as a result of a hotel altercation that happened this past February. The lawsuit was filed on April 13, 2017.
TMZ Sports has footage of what occurred. This happened post-event in Alabama after Wilder successfully defended his heavyweight title against Gerald Washington. Breazeale, a contender for Wilder’s title, appeared on the undercard. The melee occurred in the lobby of the Westin in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Complaint alleges that Marcellus Wilder, the brother of the boxer, yelled derogatory remarks at Breazeale, who was sitting with his family in the audience after his fight, during Wilder’s fight. At one point, according to the Complaint, Marcellus hovered over Breazeale’s 5-year-old son yelling profanity toward his family. At this point Breazeale told Marcellus to step back from his children. To avoid an altercation, Breazeale left the arena.
The Complaint goes on to state that the tort of assault and battery took place at the Marriott where plaintiffs claim the Wilders sought out Breazeale in the lobby of the hotel. This is where the altercation took place. The plaintiffs state that Marriott lacked enough security to deal with the situation which included the Wilders and fans that gathered there.
It looks like Deontay Wilder is in another legal situation with one of his challengers. This time, Breazeale is suing Wilder and his brother for an alleged hotel fight (or attempted fight). The question of where was security is actually legitimate considering. The video seems to show the nature of the crowd. Also, the Complaint brings up the fact that Breazeale’s young kids were involved makes it more sympathetic for the plaintiffs. This could be a legitimate lawsuit or a way for the two to square off in the ring.