Dillian Whyte has restarted his war of words with former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
The two rivals are no strangers to exchanging aggressive verbals online with one another and the British heavyweight took to Instagram to lay into the ‘Bronze Bomber’.
“I want to punish @bronzebomber. The coward is full of fear. Come see me fraud clown.”
The words accompanied a graphic with old audio from Wilder insulting Whyte saying things such as, “Dillian Whyte is a easy style for me. It’s a easy fight. He’s got a wild, wild style. He wants to call out the best fighters but he don’t want to fight the best fighters.”
Whyte regained his WBC interim title in a rematch against Alexander Povetkin last month in Gibraltar. Whyte gained revenge for his crushing 5th round KO last year by despatching of the Russian in four rounds in impressive fashion. His promoter Eddie Hearn is looking to have Whyte fight in America in the summer and while Wilder is not a realistic next opponent Hearn loves the idea of the two squaring off.
“I think it’s a massive fight. I think it’s a stadium fight that does huge numbers,” he told Boxing Social in the post-fight interview after Whyte’s last fight.
And last month before the ‘Rumble on the Rock’ World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman said he liked the idea of a final eliminator between Whyte and Wilder.
“Yes, absolutely,” he told Sky Sports. “We’ll see what happens on March 27. If Whyte wins, then he becomes the interim champion. He would be in a very privileged position and it’s just a good time for boxing.”
Wilder has not been seen in a boxing ring since February 22, 2020 when he was comprehensively beaten by Tyson Fury in their own rematch from December 2018. Fury ripped Wilder’s WBC crown away from him stopping him in the 7th round leading Wilder to part ways with trainer Mark Breland in October.
Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum hopes to get a resolution in May as to whether or not the trilogy fight will get in the way of the undisputed super-fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua. Wilder exercised an immediate rematch clause after losing to Fury but Team Fury say that has now expired.
“That [issue with Wilder] is in arbitration, and the arbitrator will decide,” Arum told Barbershop Conversations.
“At worst, there might be a claim for damages. I think it was scheduled that we’d finally get a determination sometime in May.”
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