The verbal feud between heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte has fired right back up. (photo by Ryan Hafey)
Wilder is scheduled to return to the ring on July 24th, when he attempts to regain the WBC world title in a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Whyte was in action earlier this year, when he stopped Alexander Povetkin to reclaim the WBC's interim-title. His promoter, Eddie Hearn, is trying to line him up for a ring return in late August in the United States.
In theory, Whyte could very well find himself in position to face the Wilder in 2022 - provided both of them win their upcoming fights.
According to Wilder, Whyte could have faced him a long time ago.
He hopes Whyte is just as talkative the next time they see each other in a face to face manner.
"Dillian Whyte could have got this work," Wilder told Sky Sports. "He ain't nothing but sh!t to my toilet paper, that I flushed a year ago. But let him keep fighting. Keep going mate. Soon we shall see each other once more and see that he grow some type of balls.
"It doesn't matter to me what he said to me. Silence is golden. It's just like having many roaches and when you put that light on, they are going to scatter. You are going to kill some, but some of them are going to go get free. The ones that get free, you can only hope to get them when you put the lights on again. Run roach run. He is the bottom of my feet, the scum between my toes. That's what I look at him."
When advised of Wilder's statements, Whyte came firing right back.
He says Wilder refused to give him a title shot for several years - and Whyte has no expectation of getting Wilder in the ring down the line.
"Deontay Wilder is confused. He's a very confused, deluded boy," Whyte told Sky Sports.
"That's what he does, he tries to use these words to confuse people. He just talks sh!t the whole time. When you ask him a question that he can't answer, because he's not smart enough or eloquent enough to answer, he just spins a web of talking sh!t to distract from the fact that he's a w-nker basically.
"He will never fight me, he's a coward. He'll make excuses. 'Oh, keep fighting, this, that and whatever.' He should say, 'I'll knock out Dillian Whyte,' that's what he should be saying. I wouldn't be saying, 'Oh keep fighting mate.' He's just a first-class w-nker. It's a shame that Tyson Fury is going to beat him again and then I won't get to fight him. He'll retire, run into the abyss and never be seen again.
"Deontay Wilder is confused, he's looking for excuses. He's looking for things to blame, people to blame. After he loses, he'll probably just blame his wife or his kids or his dog, or his cat or something. He's a confused person. He should just accept reality - he's a pathetic, fragile, fraud clown."
According to Whyte, he ran into Wilder more than three years ago in Las Vegas - and says the 'Bronze Bomber' wanted no part of a face to face confrontation.
He plans to put the hurt on Wilder the next time they see each other.
"He ran and hid from me for over three years and has no right to mention my name. It's a shame to see the last American heavyweight champion behaving in this fashion, it's disgraceful," Whyte said.
"I've had enough of him talking sh!t or whatever he wants to say. When I see him, we will see. Last time I saw him in Vegas, he was with his groupies but didn't want no smoke. He saw me, stopped dead in his tracks, turned around, and scuttled out of the room. He's a coward inside and outside the ring. The next time I see ------- ------- [Wilder], I will hurt him."