Dillian Whyte Says “Coward” Deontay Wilder is Full of Fear

Published 04/04/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Deontay Wilder (L) grabs Tyson Fury during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


WBC Interim Champion Dillian Whyte and former World Champion Deontay Wilder might have kick-started a cold rivalry that can finally turn out to be a massive in-ring scrap in the coming days.

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However, the pair have touted the fight for years, without actually materialising it. So many might see it as just some more social media banter. Nevertheless, the current scenario reflects Wilder vs Whyte as a valid matchup.

That said, Dillian Whyte seems eager and has already called out Deontay Wilder via social media. But believes Wilder is afraid and will duck the contest. Whyte posted a video on Instagram that contains Wilder’s call out to him from the past.

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In the caption, ‘The Body Snatcher’ wrote, “I want to punish (Deontay Wilder) the Coward is full of fear. Come see me fraud clown.”

Whyte has recently avenged his loss to Alexander Povetkin via KO and is once again a mandatory challenger for the WBC world title, which is currently held by Tyson Fury.

But Fury is rumored to face Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight title unification clash ahead. So, Whyte will have to cool his heels until the showdown happens.

Meanwhile, he can still remain active and further expand his dominance in the division by fighting Deontay Wilder. Whatever the future holds for him, it seems that Whyte isn’t afraid to face Wilder.

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Dillian Whyte vs Deontay Wilder- A proper road to the WBC title

While Whyte has already cemented his spot to claim a shot at the WBC title, Deontay Wilder is still relevant in the mix. After losing the WBC world title in a rematch with Fury, Wilder is still due to a 3rd fight.

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Deontay Wilder looks on during his official weigh-in against Dominic Breazeale at LIU Athletic Center on May 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, he has been inactive for over a year and might need to shake all that rust off to regain relevancy and his rightful shot at the title.

So, facing Dillian Whyte can be a viable option for Deontay Wilder. On bagging a win, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ can once again be in the victory run. It will also open the door to bigger fights, inclusive of a trilogy clash with Tyson Fury.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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