Dillian Whyte has hit back at Deontay Wilder, and has promised to knock him out should the two ever meet in the ring.
The Bronze Bomber described Whyte as a ‘peasant’, just moments after knocking out Bermane Stiverne in the 1st round of his WBC World Heavyweight Championship defence in New York this past weekend.
Wilder, who holds a record of 39-0 with 38 knockouts, believes that only Anthony Joshua is worthy of being his next opponent, but Joshua and Whyte’s promotion, Matchroom Boxing, want Wilder to first fight Whyte before taking on the IBF, WBA and IBO World Champion Joshua.
Matchroom mogul Eddie Hearn has previously suggested that Wilder and his camp want $7 million to fight Whyte, which he has shot down. In response, Wilder’s promoter Lou DiBella has since claimed his client is not interested in the clash.
And the ‘Body Snatcher’ has fired a fresh warning shot at the 32-year old American, stating he is too scared to fight real top contenders for his titles.
"He [Wilder] is silly, he should google some words he is using,” Whyte said in a live Sky Sports video, as per The Sun.
"He made $1m, I can afford to pay him four times that to come over to fight me.
"If anyone is a peasant it is him, he just doesn’t want to fight. He wants the AJ fight, he knows he will lose, but he knows he will get more money.
"He is making it look like he wants AJ [Anthony Joshua], when he should fight me, but he will end up fighting another guy outside the top 10."
Whyte, who has recently come off a points victory against Robert Helenius on the Joshua-Carlos Takam undercard - subsequently claiming the WBC Silver Heavyweight title - believes he knows the areas where Wilder struggles, and could easily defeat him for his belts.
"He gets rocked on the chin every time some hits him, his legs are the weight of my arms,” claimed Whyte.
"I would land punches, AJ would land punches.
"He [Wilder] is a very strong guy. The problem with him is he can’t take a punch.
"I will keep coming at him. He is quick, but he is wild and reckless. He gets excited and swings that leaves him open.
"I hit harder than those guys (he has fought) and I can definitely knock him out."