Dillian Whyte labels Deontay Wilder ‘a coward and disgrace’ over Tyson Fury excuses

The Briton is furious with the former world heavyweight champion for refusing to take ownership of his defeat to Fury

Jack Rathborn
Tuesday 03 November 2020 11:03
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Dillian Whyte has hit out at Deontay Wilder over his excuses for his loss to Tyson Fury, labelling the American “a coward and disgrace”.

The former WBC world heavyweight champion broke his silence since his crushing defeat to Fury.

Among a litany of excuses, Wilder has blamed losing energy due to his costume for the ring walk being too heavy, Fury’s gloves and whether his former trainer Mark Breland had his best interests at heart.

“This guy is just a disgrace,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “I don't think we'll see him in the ring ever again. He's a coward and a disgrace.

“Yeah, I think the behaviour he's shown and the way he's acting and blaming everyone apart from himself, and getting rid of the only person who knows anything about boxing - it's weird.

Whyte has reacted angrily to Wilder

“I'm not that way inclined, I didn't give one excuse after my defeat (vs Povetkin), I just said 'let's run it back’".

“I went away, I went straight back into training.”

Wilder’s future remains unclear with Fury set to fight Agit Kabayel instead of completing their trilogy, with the terms expiring.

But the American underlined his belief he was denied victory by “a crap referee and a disloyal trainer”.

“You see what you don't understand, what you did was what my people deal with all the time, people cheating you for providing our greatness into the world,” said Wilder.

"But it's a burden that we cut off only to make us strong so in the first fight when Ricky Hatton was pulling down your gloves to put your fists in an improper position... you all tried the same method the second fight but but this time you scratched flesh out of my ears which caused them to bleed.

"But in the midst of it all you couldn't keep this king down,. you would have had to kill me. In the end it took a crap referee and a disloyal trainer to throw in the towel just to stop me.

"The proverbs say excuses may be found from a thief who steals because he is starved but if he is caught he will have to pay back seven times what he stole even if he has to sell everything in his house."

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