Dillian Whyte Reacts To Deontay Wilder Dropping Mark Breland
Dillian Whyte has given his response to Deontay Wilder’s decision to dump trainer, Mark Breland.
Back on February 22, Wilder took on Tyson Fury in a rematch. Their first encounter ended in a split draw. In the second bout, “The Bronze Bomber” was stopped in the seventh round after Breland threw in the towel. Wilder had flirted with the idea of dropping Breland from his camp moving forward. Recently, he decided to go through with it as Boxing Scene reported.
Whyte caught wind of the news and he made it clear to Sky Sports that he feels Wilder messed up.
“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.”
Whyte then hurled some harsh words towards Wilder and his team now that Breland has been dropped.
“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.”
Wilder is expected to challenge Fury for the WBC Heavyweight Championship in a trilogy fight. While December 19 appeared to be the new date, things have changed due to pivotal NFL games scheduled to take place that weekend. The bout could take place sooner.
Whyte has got himself a rematch lined up for November 21 against Alexander Povetkin. Whyte suffered an upset TKO loss to Povetkin back on August 22, losing the interim WBC Heavyweight Title. At the time, Whyte had mandatory status with the WBC.