Dillian Whyte has hit back at Deontay Wilder after the Bronze Bomber branded him a ‘liar’.
Dillian Whyte hit back at Deontay Wilder’s claim that Whyte could’ve already fought him had he accepted to fight Luis Ortiz or Dominic Breazeale. Whyte threatened to release official documents to prove he accepted the fight.
The British heavyweight told Sky Sports that he will embarrass Wilder with official confirmation from the WBC that he formally requested a final eliminator with Breazeale, a fight that the American pulled out of to face Wilder instead.
Whyte told Sky Sports: “Deontay Wilder needs to relax and behave himself.
“The WBC need to speak to him, because I’ll start publishing documents and then he’ll be really embarrassed.
“I’ll actually publish WBC documents showing that I requested and accepted these fights and I’ve agreed to these fights – and everyone knew.
“I was mandated to fight Breazeale and Tyson Fury at my insistence. We made the fight with Breazeale and the WBC pulled him out to fight Deontay Wilder. How can he say I didn’t want to fight Dominic Breazeale?”
Breazeale lost the bout via a devastating first round knockout in Wilder’s last fight before facing Tyson Fury in December 2019.
The Bronze Bomber and Fury are set for a rematch on February 22 after a controversial draw in the first bout, with Whyte being told he must wait until February 2021 to get a shot at Wilder.
Whyte continued: “I want to fight Deontay Wilder, that’s who I want to fight.
“I don’t care about anyone else, apart from him, and he needs to stop being a coward.
“He says I’m garbage, he says I’m a liar, he says I’m a phoney. He says this and that, but then he doesn’t want to man up to fight me and just cherry-picks easy defences and his own mandatories. He’s the most protected and cowardly heavyweight champion in the history of the sport.”
Whyte is willing to risk his place in the line to fight for a world title by facing Alexander Povetkin or Andy Ruiz Jr while he waits.
Both potential opponents are former world champions but Whyte favours a bout with Povetkin.
“I think he’s a better opponent than Andy Ruiz, because one thing about Povetkin, he will come in shape, and he will be motivated to fight.
“I just want to get a high-level guy to fight.”