Dillian Whyte’s Reaction To Deontay Wilder’s Costume Excuse Is Absolutely Priceless
Dillian Whyte broke out into uncontrolled laughter after fierce rival Deontay Wilder suffered a devastating defeat to Tyson Fury.
Wilder, 34, took his first professional loss last Saturday as he was stopped in the seventh round of his blockbuster rematch in Las Vegas.
And the 'Bronze Bomber' argued that the weight of his extravagant ring-walk outfit had affected him before the fight.
Whyte, who is the WBC mandatory challenger, has accused Wilder of running scared of him when he was WBC champ.
But the 31-year-old Brit star was left in stitches over Wilder's defeat and brutally tore into him over his absurd costume claims.
He told Sky Sports: "You're a grown man. The outfit, you try it on before the fight.
"You're telling me somewhere in those fittings he didn't think, 'Oh, this is a bit heavy, it might affect my legs.'
"I think in the army the backpack they carry is 60/70kg or something, those guys march with the backpack in the army for days and they're half the size of him.
"It just shows how much rubbish the guy talks, how deluded he is. How can an outfit wear your legs down? That's crazy.
"He should've done what Tyson Fury done, make someone take him to the ring."
Wilder has confirmed that he will invoke his rematch clause against Fury, but Whyte has insisted that he wants to face the KO artist as his rivalry goes beyond a title shot.
"I'll still fight the guy, I've waited so long to fight the guy, I've been chasing for so long and he's such a coward, I'll still fight him," he said.
"Belt or no belt, it's more than the belt with him. I'll still fight him and I'll knock him out as well.
"It is disappointing because Tyson Fury did what I've been saying I could do to him.
"He did it not exactly the way I would've done it because I would've knocked him out, if I had him going on the ropes I'd have knocked him out.
"Tyson stopped him on good fashion on his feet, but I'd have stopped him on the floor."
Wilder's trainer, Jay Deas, has also suggested that his fighter's defeat was due to his outfit putting a lot of weight on him.
But Suzi Wong creative director Melissa Anglesea, who has produced Fury's outfits, has suggested that Wilder's costume didn't "make an ounce of difference."
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