Deontay Wilder has no love lost for Dillian Whyte
On July 24, former heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) will get his shot at revenge. On that date he will take on WBC Heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) in their third installment prizefight. Wilder is looking forward to mauling Fury because he was the first to put a loss on his professional record. Yet, The Bronze Bomber is far angrier about losing at the hands of a cheater.
Wilder has remained very vocal about the fact that he feels Fury tampered with his gloves and drugged him before their second bout. While these allegations have never been officially substantiated, no one can convince Wilder that they didn’t take place. There is certainly an overwhelming animosity that the Bomber holds for Fury. However, The Gypsy King is not the only person he carries a vengeful torch for.
NOT ABOUT THAT LIFE
Along with Fury, Wilder would love to get his paws on Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (28-2, 19 KO’s). Whyte in futility chased a bout with Wilder for years. If you listen to Whyte, he will tell you that the Bomber is scared of him. On the other hand, Wilder will tell you that Whyte had several opportunities to face him but opted to choose otherwise. Regardless of who you believe or choose to support, there is no denying their mutual hatred of one another.
In a recent interview with Barbershop Conversations, Wilder took the time to recall when he felt Whyte was displaying very cowardly ways.
“It’s just like the Dillian Whyte situation. Whyte is obsessed with me because he is gay! I feel he is gay, you know he is cheating on his husband. But they will say all this stuff on social media and stuff like that but when they see a real one in person, when you see a real one you can feel their energy. You know if a person is with the shits or not! And I don’t just talk, anybody around me can validate, ‘this is the nicest man in the world, but you don’t want to see that other side of him.'”
“…I don’t even want to bring him up but he fits the description of what we are talking about. He do all this talking but time you see him…forget see him, if he see you! A mouse in the room! He did all that talking but when came over here they knew I was in the room, I did not know…this mothafucka came all the way over here to say nothing! You got all this shit to talk about over there, you master’s dog. You got all this to talk about but when you see a real one in person you don’t want to say nothing!”
Clearly Wilder has to get in the ring and settle his affairs with Fury before he can realistically think about facing anyone else. Yet, it is evident that this feud and mutual disdain for one another is not going anywhere. Furthermore, whether they fight for a belt or just for the satisfaction of socking one another in the mouth, it appears that it is only a matter of time before Wilder and Whyte square-off in the ring.
By: Bakari Simpson