Dillian Whyte: Deontay Wilder’s Mind Is Completely Gone
Dillian Whyte is convinced that Deontay Wilder has lost his mind.
Whyte hasn’t been shy in expressing his thoughts on Wilder as of late. Whyte slammed the former WBC Heavyweight Champion for dropping Mark Breland as his trainer during an interview with Sky Sports.
“I think it’s the worst mistake he’s ever made, because Mark Breland is the only person in his team that actually was a boxer and actually was a world champion. He was the only person that didn’t care about money or fame. Someone who was actually from an emotional point, someone who understands, thinking about his health and did the right thing by throwing the towel in, because he could have got seriously hurt.
“Deontay Wilder is an idiot, he clearly can’t see it. Good luck to him, it’s his team, he can do whatever he wants. But I think it’s a bad mistake. Mark Breland is the only one that knows boxing in his team.”
Whyte doubled down on his criticism of Wilder when speaking to iFL TV. He believes “The Bronze Bomber” has gone off the deep end (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“I think [Andy] Ruiz would beat Wilder, to be honest. … Wilder can’t really box, and Wilder’s lost his mind, man. The guy’s lost his mind, man! I don’t think he’ll ever box again. His mind is completely gone. Gone, gone, gone, gone. If you follow his stories and the pictures he posts and the things he’s been doing and saying, the guy’s lost his mind.”
Whyte’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, told Sky Sports that he thinks a clash between Whyte and Wilder would be huge.
“The focus is AJ against Fury of course, but Dillian Whyte would put himself in that position for a world championship. I love the Deontay Wilder fight. Wilder against Whyte is a fight we’ve talked about a long time. Dillian Whyte called for that fight for about three years and then all of a sudden Deontay Wilder lost, now he’s calling for the Dillian Whyte fight.
“The focus for Dillian is to beat Povetkin and become mandatory again, but I can’t help thinking that if he can beat Povetkin on March 6, Whyte against Wilder is massive.”
Whyte is scheduled to challenge Alexander Povetkin for the interim WBC Heavyweight Title on March 27. This will be a rematch from their August 2020 encounter. Povetkin scored a stunning fifth-round TKO win over Whyte to derail his mandatory status.