Former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew thinks former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has lost his mind after listening to his recent statements on social media.
On Saturday, Wilder took to social media and released a video where the boxer made some very wild accusations.
Wilder alleged that Tyson Fury had loaded his gloves with an "egg weight" for the February rematch and also manipulated his gloves in the first contest in December 2018, which ended in a controversial draw.
Back in February, Wilder lost his WBC title when he was stopped by Fury in the seventh round of their rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Wilder exercised an immediate rematch clause, which would force a third meeting. The trilogy fight was postponed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic - and now there is no telling if the third bout will ever take place, as Fury and his handlers claim the rematch clause has expired.
Wilder also made allegations against former co-trainer Mark Breland.
Wilder called Breland "disloyal" and in a separate interview made claims that he felt the veteran trainer may have spiked his water.
In the rematch, it was Breland who threw in the towel to save Wilder from further punishment.
Wilder parted ways with Breland a few weeks ago.
“Insane, really insane. Whatever he’s been smoking it needs to stop. It’s absolutely insane. You have to understand the checks we go through. Once we arrive at the arena, from the minute we get there we’re followed by a drug tester. This is when you’re at the top of the sport and you’re in world title fights. So you get to the arena and you’re followed everywhere by a drug tester," Bellew told Talk Sport.
“The minute you start getting ready for the bout, you’re getting your kit on, your clothes on and your hands wrapped. The minute your hands start getting wrapped you’ve got someone from the opposing dressing room in your changing room. He watches everything that goes on. You also have an official that’s with you at all times.
“Then the gloves go on. At no point that them gloves are on your hands can they come off, can they be taken off, without an official with you and without someone from the other team. It’s impossible what he’s saying."