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.

Payout Perspective:

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.

3 Responses to “Deontay Wilder sued by Dominic Breazeale for hotel melee”

  1. Wil on April 19th, 2017 8:32 AM

    I was there when this happened in the arena, we were sitting with reps from the Birmingham mayors office and they seemed to know it happened through cell phone messages while other fights were still going on towards the end of the extended card.. Though didn’t this happen in the Westin rather than Marriott? The Westin seemed to be the base of the PBC promotion and wear most of the celebs and fighters were staying. Something tells me we will indeed be seeing wilder vs brezeale soon and back in Birmingham where the crowd would be massive

  2. Jason Cruz on April 21st, 2017 8:32 AM

    @Wil I think Marriott owns the Westin chain. But, wow that must have been crazy.

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