Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who co-promotes WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is not surprised when discussing Deontay Wilder's behavior from last month.
Wilder will face Fury for a third time on July 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
At their kickoff press conference in Los Angeles, Wilder remained quiet and refused to answer any questions from the on-stage moderator. He sat there wearing headphones and remained silent. Following the traditional face-off, Wilder turned around and left without speaking to reporters.
When they met in February 2020, Fury dominated the action and stopped Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC title.
In the aftermath, Wilder made a variety of serious allegations regarding the loss.
Among the numerous claims that were made, Wilder alleged that Fury loaded his gloves, that former co-trainer Mark Breland may have spiked the water, and that referee Kenny Bayless had been drinking.
Based on those controversial statements, Arum was not surprised that Wilder ignored all questions and remained quiet at the presser.
"What can he say? After shooting his mouth off and throwing his trainer under a bus. Everybody knows [his fired trainer] Mark Breland is one of the nicest people in the world. He didn't say Breland trained him wrong which fighters always say," Arum told Sky Sports.
"He said Breland doped his water so he couldn't perform! That is insanity. He said the referee Kenny Bayless was drunk! Insanity. The gloves that Fury had were somehow not correct! Crazy. The gloves don't go to anybody except the commission, they are locked up. They are put on, with all the cameras there, in the dressing room. So what is he talking about? If I said something like that I'd also put headphones on so nobody could ask me questions about it."