Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte says Deontay Wilder would be making a very big mistake if he fires his co-trainer, Mark Breland.
Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Tyson Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round to capture the WBC heavyweight title.
Wilder was dropped in the third and fifth, and he was taking punishment in the seventh when Breland threw in the towel.
Wilder was very angry with the stoppage - initially blaming referee Kenny Bayless - until the Las Vegas official advised Wilder that his corner threw in the towel.
In an interview with BoxingScene.com, Wilder hinted at the possibility that he will fire Breland from the team - because the boxer apparently gave his corner specific instructions to not throw in the towel.
“This just shows how stupid Deontay Wilder is. Mark Breland is the only real fighter in his corner,” Whyte told iFL TV, per The Express.
“He was the only one who had sense, the other guys allowed him to get killed and destroyed. Breland made the smart call. He knows what’s like, he’s been in hard fights before, he’s the only one that’s got sense. Wilder is a real ignorant guy, if he gets rid of Breland then he’s more stupid than he looks.”
Whyte was not surprised at the outcome of the rematch, because he always felt Wilder's skills were far below those of Fury.
And he's not buying Wilder's claim that his ring walk costume, which weighed 40 or more pounds, weakened his legs once he entered the ring.
“I wasn’t surprised because Deontay Wilder is terrible,” Whyte said.
“Every time he gets hit he’s in trouble. Tyson is a million times the boxer Wilder is. All Wilder has is the right hand, which he doesn't mask or disguise.
“This guy is stressing me out. For a costume like that you need to have like four or five fittings. It’s the norm. He must’ve known it was too heavy. The guy us a giant, he’s 6ft 7in, how can a 40lb costume take your legs away? It’s a 100 metre walk. Wilder talks sh-t. You see all the Disney actors and stage actors who wear costumes and they’re running around all day, they don’t complain. He lost to the better man, he got beat up, he got dominated, he got a spanking. Tyson slapped Wilder about like he was his bitch.”