Dillian Whyte says he believes Deontay Wilder is done with boxing after his defeat to Tyson Fury earlier this year.
Wilder has made headlines over the past few days with a renewed passion for the Fury rematch, while simultaneously pointing to a number of facts he believed cost him the world title in their second fight.
The former champion has levied accusations of Fury cheating, his own cornerman Mark Breland being in cahoots with the Fury camp, and referee Kenny Bayless potentially being drunk as reasons for his loss — but heavyweight rival Whyte believes it’s an example of a broken man.
“This guy is just a disgrace. He’s a disgrace. He’s a disgrace, and I don’t think we’ll see him in the ring ever again. He’s a coward and a disgrace,” Whyte said, speaking to Sky Sports.
“The behaviour he’s shown and the way he’s acted, blaming everyone apart from himself, getting rid of the only person in his corner who knows anything about boxing? It’s weird.”
In comparison, Whyte says, look at his own upset defeat to the hands of Alexander Povetkin, in which Whyte was knocked out suddenly after appearing to have victory moments away.
“I didn’t give one excuse after my defeat,” Whyte said. “I went straight back into training and started working on what I did wrong.”