The Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale main event will go ahead as planned - tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. While that may be, that doesn't preclude the WBC from looking into personal conduct leading up the fight. The sport of boxing is predicated by ring psychology. Beyond that, a certain element "myth-making" comes into play before each fight. Sometimes that calls for opponents to threaten each other's livelihood to a certain extent, to the point of ridicule it seems.
While threatening physical violence is permissible within the sport itself, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has taken a strong exception to threats Wilder made towards his opponent. Sulaiman's only jurisdiction is an important one: his job is to oversee the title currently wrapped around the Wilder waist, the WBC Heavyweight Championship. In several instances leading up to tonight's contest, Wilder express a desire to "catch a body" at Breazeale's expense. He also made allusions to his opponent's funeral, and at one point he even elicited the word "tragedy" to describe his intentions.