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Dillian Whyte does not expect ‘coward’ Deontay Wilder to fight again

Whyte says Wilder is a “disgrace” after his recent comments.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has joined the chorus, calling Deontay Wilder “a coward and a disgrace,” and even saying he doesn’t think Wilder will actually fight again.

This, of course, is in response to the extremely controversial and much-maligned comments Wilder put out this past Saturday, where he laid out a conspiracy theory that included Tyson Fury having fought with loaded gloves, and betrayal from former trainer Mark Breland.

Whyte told Sky Sports, “I don’t think we’ll see him in the ring ever again. He’s a coward and a disgrace. The behavior he’s shown and the way he’s acted, blaming everyone apart from himself, getting rid of the only person in his corner who knows anything about boxing? It’s weird.”

Whyte follows many others in and around boxing, including promoters Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum, in harshly firing back at Wilder for his statements.

The 35-year-old Wilder is still demanding his third fight with Tyson Fury, though Fury intends to fight on Dec. 5 against another opponent, as the time for Wilder to actually come to an agreement on a date for the contractually obligated trilogy bout has expired.

As for Whyte (27-2, 18 KO), he’s set for a rematch with Alexander Povetkin on Nov. 21, following a KO loss to Povetkin in August.

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