Deontay Wilder shouldn't be punished for his 'gladiator's mentality' - Max Kellerman | First Take

  • Published: 17 May 2019
  • Max Kellerman does not see a reason to punish Deontay Wilder for his harsh comments, but understands that some may find the remarks distasteful leading up to Wilder's heavyweight title fight vs. Dominic Breazeale.

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  • Chanbestuntin
    Chanbestuntin  4 weeks back

    Stephan A gained some weight

    • demetrius wright
      demetrius wright  3 months back

      As the kids say "keep it 💯" 💀💀💀

      • Maienduo Nava
        Maienduo Nava  4 months back

        The real problem is US (spectators), not the two people in the boxing ring. We want our our satanic echo thrill to see our horse knock down the ass of the opponent. Deontay is selling the sports with his statement for the so called sports to us so the heavy weight boxing federation will be visible. Just like what Mohamed Ali said, If it wasn't for him, boxing will be a death sport. Therefore investigate the public for their their perverted echo thrill.

        • Alfredo Conteras
          Alfredo Conteras  4 months back

          Thanks SJW’s

          • Demetrius Evans
            Demetrius Evans  4 months back

            Same folks who hate Wilder loved Conor Mcgregor. Same folks who call "certain" athletes "thugs" when they play aggressive or even fight but love hockey enforcers and baseball pitchers who are known for hitting batters.

            • Maurandis Da Radus Films
              Maurandis Da Radus Films  4 months back

              Soon u gonna have to hug each other before the fight.🤦🏽‍♂️

              • Polo Sucks
                Polo Sucks  4 months back

                Wtf so wat are boxers suppost to do dance 😹😂👍🏽weakass mtfs

                • Ron.inthecreative space
                  Ron.inthecreative space  4 months back

                  Its like they trying to kill this sport everytime it starts gaining popularity again...

                  • Toby Holland
                    Toby Holland  5 months back

                    Deontay Wilder went up and hugged Breazeale after the fight. Told him that he loved him and was glad that he could go home to his family.

                    If Wilder killed a man in the ring, he would be heartbroken. He's an emotional and passionate person, but as brutal and savage as his punches are, he doesn't land extra damage and he respects the sanctity of human life. While I do think he had genuine hatred and animosity before the fight, at no point do I actually believe that he wanted to take a life. People who are 'outraged' are just foolish.

                    I love Deontay. He is such a spectacular athlete and an amazing person to boot. His interview on JRE was a great one.

                    • Rofee305
                      Rofee305  5 months back

                      This is a new era and ppl have died in the ring. I know its shit talk, but cool it

                      • Datsizer
                        Datsizer  5 months back

                        Blame Yt Women for the state of this Country 😂 They bubble wrapped this entire country LOL

                        • kakarot songoku
                          kakarot songoku  5 months back

                          A my homie 2pac said my 44 make sure all your seeds want grow

                          • Marty 713
                            Marty 713  5 months back

                            They're Liberals that's all they do is Investigate 💥👊❗🤣🤔

                            • Mitchell Bahamas
                              Mitchell Bahamas  5 months back

                              FUN FACT: Max Killerman's brother(Sam killerman) was BRUTALLY MURDERED with a HAMMER by a deranged PROFESSIONAL BOXER ' (James Butler) in the early 2000's..i wonder if Max secretly despises these guys..wouldn't blame the poor guy =\

                              • UK Reece
                                UK Reece  5 months back

                                Ppl are just soft

                                • robert blake
                                  robert blake  5 months back

                                  they are such hypocrites....i can kill him and get away with it aint good for boxing...but bcs the guy cant speak decent english and is under educated we have to let that all go

                                  • Goku BlackLivesMatter
                                    Goku BlackLivesMatter  5 months back

                                    R.I.P JACK JOHNSON

                                    • samuel Clark
                                      samuel Clark  5 months back

                                      Steven A is out of his jurisdiction when is time to talk boxing with Max

                                      • tjray 623
                                        tjray 623  5 months back

                                        You explain it perfect , but the real investigation should be in the boxing committee and make this fight happen like real soon AJ needs to step up and prove him self because Wilder did already . It just seems to me when AJ is going to finely fight Wilder , Wilder just going to be older and slower that's how they do it across the pond they don't want them belts to come back over here in America . Wilder is the real champ ! He brought boxing back to life again and now your going to see it get destroyed again because they won't make them guys fight and it's bullshit they both have a hell of a lot of money already and the both will get even more millions too but like I said Wilder step up and fought two of the biggest names already not even counting this last guy he knock out ! Hes the real champ and AJ your people know and you know if you fight him your goin to lose , your doing a Lennox move what he did to iron Mike waited to he got off his game .

                                        • 5100yes
                                          5100yes  5 months back

                                          gimme a break ...... it's fucken hype.

                                          • William Pell
                                            William Pell  5 months back

                                            Damn first football now boxing. Next thing is going to be pillow fighting. The days of being real men are deteriorating

                                            • Jack
                                              Jack  5 months back

                                              Wilder dead ass nearly did kill Breazeale☠️

                                              • Marques Williams
                                                Marques Williams  5 months back

                                                1 Hunnit 🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                • Veego von DOOM- Reviews!
                                                  Veego von DOOM- Reviews!  5 months back

                                                  "If i was in shape they would have brought him to the morgue"......🤣🤣

                                                  • Dannon Green
                                                    Dannon Green  5 months back

                                                    Kill the sound effects Molly...

                                                    • Donnell Pool
                                                      Donnell Pool  5 months back

                                                      Deontay hug Dominic at the end of the fight . But the other stuff out of the ring with deontay brother should be charges against him for the sucker punch.

                                                      • gregory smith
                                                        gregory smith  5 months back

                                                        Deontay Wilder did exactly what he sat out to do. Point, blank & period.

                                                        • Teech
                                                          Teech  5 months back

                                                          I can see when the organization starts to get worried about someone's punching power they will start making them wear mittens, or some sort of hardcore soft sponge for boxing gloves. All i have to say is if you can't take a punch... train to dodge

                                                          • NONONO YESYESYES
                                                            NONONO YESYESYES  5 months back

                                                            I thought thumbnail was a faceswap on wade and bron

                                                            • KyokushinGaming
                                                              KyokushinGaming  5 months back

                                                              Terrible argument. You can defend his comments, but saying "Well in the 1980's and 90's they said worse. Stupid argument. We get better with time. Shit that would fly 10 years ago doesn't now. That's a good thing. Some fucked up shit was tolerated back then. He shouldn't talk about killing people as people have died in boxing and thats just disrespectful to the family. Hes a dumbass. But The investigation is stupid. You can't really punish him. Use better arguments. You can make a case for it, but appealing to the past is a dumb one.

                                                              • N H
                                                                N H  5 months back

                                                                400 YEARS!!!!!!

                                                                • Shayne McC
                                                                  Shayne McC  5 months back

                                                                  We're turning into North Korea by the minute

                                                                  • Damon M
                                                                    Damon M  5 months back

                                                                    Damn if they're tripping on boxing what are they going to say about MMA?

                                                                    • tasoj
                                                                      tasoj  5 months back

                                                                      That’s not what I said. Reading comprehension is a good thing.

                                                                      • Christopher Johnson
                                                                        Christopher Johnson  5 months back

                                                                        They are investing anything they just because he’s black.

                                                                        • GodmindNY NYC
                                                                          GodmindNY NYC  5 months back

                                                                          "Eating ppl's children" is what they do in Hollywood, you don't know?

                                                                          • Jennie RedRose
                                                                            Jennie RedRose  5 months back

                                                                            I knew Max would make a big deal out of this to bring light to it and get him in trouble. Just shut up about it Max. It's your fault for trying to highlight it! Ugh...Max does this media crap where they want to hear something stunning, then try to make a person look bad because of it, in a slick way.

                                                                            • James Akwarandu
                                                                              James Akwarandu  5 months back

                                                                              The point is in the intent. Its one thing to want to knock an opponent out. Its another to say i want to kill someone. Analyst there lies the problem. His intent to kill and not knock out. Now, in boxing there is rhetoric and boxers talk dirty so lets hope thats what Mr. Wilder was doing

                                                                              • Iceman FlatEarth
                                                                                Iceman FlatEarth  5 months back

                                                                                Sissfi boxing never ..
                                                                                You've already sissified basket and football never boxing I wont stand for it..

                                                                                • Iceman FlatEarth
                                                                                  Iceman FlatEarth  5 months back

                                                                                  It's how we sale fights DUH???

                                                                                  • Iceman FlatEarth
                                                                                    Iceman FlatEarth  5 months back

                                                                                    Who ever made the statement is soft as cookie dough and probably plays with barbie dolls

                                                                                    • Brandon Frank
                                                                                      Brandon Frank  5 months back

                                                                                      "We as a civilized place should be encouraging that kind of behavior"
                                                                                      Now put your gloves on and go out there and hit each other in the head until one of you can't stand up on your own.

                                                                                      • Iceman FlatEarth
                                                                                        Iceman FlatEarth  5 months back

                                                                                        Sensitive sensitive sensitive what are we talking about who made that statement...

                                                                                        • Iceman FlatEarth
                                                                                          Iceman FlatEarth  5 months back

                                                                                          He knocked the fuck out #FRIDAY ICECUBE GET OVER IT

                                                                                          • Iceman FlatEarth
                                                                                            Iceman FlatEarth  5 months back

                                                                                            Punished how? Take this pussycat mentality out the boxing this a mans sport not a women's sport it's a gladiator ring WTF..

                                                                                            • Cokebyparis
                                                                                              Cokebyparis  5 months back

                                                                                              Shut the chick in the background up

                                                                                              • Wendell
                                                                                                Wendell  5 months back

                                                                                                When sports is becoming soft. Even Draymond just this weekend talked about how he saw his son practicing flopping and was ashamed. Lol
                                                                                                I'm all for the talk of death. Not everybody is, which is fine, but that's where it should end. It's professional sports, and combat sports specifically is violent. Get over it.

                                                                                                • pop fria
                                                                                                  pop fria  5 months back

                                                                                                  @Max and Stephen A. you like man fighting but not killing choose man do you like violence or not. Never understood how fighting is allowed as a sport, fighting is a defense mechanism should never be entertainment