Bitter heavyweight rivals Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte have reignited their long-running feud with a fresh war of words.
Wilder, who faces former conqueror Tyson Fury for his old WBC belt in Las Vegas on July 24, says he has unfinished business with Brixton banger Whyte, who was the WBC’s long-time No.1 contender when the ‘Bronze Bomber’ reigned as champion.
That bout never happened, much to the frustration and bemusement of Whyte, but Wilder believes the Londoner missed an opportunity to fight him.
“Dillian Whyte could have got this work,” American Wilder told Sky Sports. “He ain’t nothing but shit to my toilet paper, that I flushed a year ago. But let him keep fighting. Keep going, mate. Soon we shall see each other once more and see that he grows some type of balls.
“It doesn’t matter to me what he said to me. Silence is golden. It’s just like having many roaches and when you put that light on, they are going to scatter. You are going to kill some, but some of them are going to go get free. The ones that get free, you can only hope to get them when you put the lights on again. Run roach, run.
“He is the bottom of my feet, the scum between my toes. That’s what I look at him.”
Understandably, Wilder’s comments went down like a lead balloon with the outspoken Whyte, who is also never shy to speak his mind.
“Deontay Wilder is confused. He’s a very confused, deluded boy,” Whyte responded to Sky Sports. “That’s what he does, he tries to use these words to confuse people. He just talks shit the whole time. When you ask him a question that he can’t answer, because he’s not smart enough or eloquent enough to answer, he just spins a web of talking shit to distract from the fact that he’s a wanker basically.
“He will never fight me, he’s a coward. He’ll make excuses. ‘Oh, keep fighting, this, that and whatever.’ He should say, ‘I’ll knock out Dillian Whyte,’ that’s what he should be saying. I wouldn’t be saying, ‘Oh keep fighting mate’. He’s just a first-class wanker. It’s a shame that Tyson Fury is going to beat him again and then I won’t get to fight him. He’ll retire, run into the abyss and never be seen again.
“After he loses, he’ll probably just blame his wife or his kids or his dog, or his cat or something. He’s a confused person. He should just accept reality – he’s a pathetic, fragile, fraud clown.
“He ran and hid from me for over three years and has no right to mention my name. It’s a shame to see the last American heavyweight champion behaving in this fashion, it’s disgraceful.
“I’ve had enough of him talking shit or whatever he wants to say. When I see him, we will see. Last time I saw him in Vegas, he was with his groupies but didn’t want no smoke. He saw me, stopped dead in his tracks, turned around, and scuttled out of the room.
“He’s a coward inside and outside the ring. The next time I see [him], I will hurt him.”