Dillian Whyte has branded Deontay Wilder a ‘fraud’ after claiming that the American doesn’t want to face him in the ring.
Whyte and Wilder long seemed to be on a collision course. The former worked his way up the WBC rankings to become number one contender, and the latter was champion. Despite the stars seemingly aligning for the big punchers to get it on, a fight never materialised – and Whyte has held onto his grudge.
Speaking to MailSport, the Brixton heavyweight first addressed Wilder’s most recent post fight press conference. The American was reduced to tears after knocking out Robert Helenius in round 1, discussing the idea that his opponent ‘may never be the same again.’
For some fans, it was a rare moment of emotion from ‘The Bronze Bomber’. For Whyte, it was an act.
“This guy’s an actor. Everything he does is an act.”
“Even fake crying at the press conference the other day, I was just like: ‘you just make me sick, you piece of s**t.’”
On the prospect of a fight, Whyte is still convinced it won’t happen because of a reluctance from the former champion.
“I heard that Wilder still doesn’t want to fight me. He is the biggest fraud in all of sport, never mind boxing”
“Who doesn’t fight his number one contender for over four years and then claims he is the greatest of all time? He hasn’t actually beaten anyone of note yet. He is just a cowardly con man!”
Whyte eventually got his WBC shot when Wilder lost the belt to Tyson Fury. ‘The Bodysnatcher’ was knocked out by Fury in the 6th at Wembley Stadium, and has recently announced his comeback fight against undefeated American, Jermain Franklin, on November 26.
As for Wilder, who comes off that sensational stoppage over Helenius, the WBC have ordered him to face Andy Ruiz Jr in a final eliminator for his old belt, currently held tight by Fury.