Top contender Dillian Whyte is very amused with some of the recent statements from WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
In several interviews, Wilder has discussed the possibility of killing someone in the ring. Wilder has knocked out almost every opponent that he ever faced, with 39 out of 41 fights ending inside the distance.
Wilder is scheduled to face mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale in a Showtime televised fight on May 18th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In a recent interview, Wilder said he would have "no remorse" if Breazeale passed away due to injuries from their upcoming fight.
Whyte is currently pushing the WBC to make him the mandatory for the Wilder vs. Breazeale winner. The British boxer met with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman a few weeks ago to discuss the terms of that potential order.
Whyte expects Wilder to easily beat Breazeale inside the distance.
“It’s an easy fight. Deontay Wilder will bash Dominic Breazeale up. Breazeale’s scared of Wilder. I watched the press conference, the face of Breazeale, he was shaking in his boots. Wilder again saying, ‘I can hear your heartbeat. I’m a killer, you’ve never been in front of a killer before’. What are you talking about? This is boxing, you’re not a killer. You’re not some hitman. It’s boxing. The guy is stupid," Whyte told IFL TV.
“Wilder is a crackhead. Crackheads say crackhead-like things and do crackhead-like things. They’re desperate, they do desperate stuff, say desperate stuff and that’s why Wilder is a crackhead. He’s scared. He needs to say these things to himself to get his confidence up, he’s basically talking to himself.
“When someone’s scared and nervous, they say erratic things and say things they don’t mean He puts on this massive ‘Bronze Bomber’ persona and he shouts and he’s loud, it’s just to give himself self-esteem. He’s scared and he doesn’t know what to say, just like crackheads do.”