“Mike wanted to eat kids, did you complain?”
Deontay Wilder has defended recent controversial comments by responding to fans on social media.
The WBC heavyweight champion revealed on Twitter that he will be coming to Belfast and will be ringside for Tyson Fury’s fight on Saturday, ahead of a potential meeting between the pair.
He was then slammed by critics over recent comments he made regarding rival heavyweight Dominic Breazeale and his son, in which he said he wanted the boy to look him in the eye before he “crippled” his father.
“Go cry at the alter,” an unapologetic Wilder retorted.
“He brought his own kid into this, not me. I’ve been silent for three months while he talks, but when I finally speak it’s the worst thing said ever.
“You people are miserable as f***!!!”
The 32-year-old was then also mocked about previous comments he made, in which he declared he one day wants a dead body on his boxing record.
He responded: “Mike [Tyson] wanted to eat kids, did you complain?”
This is a reference is to a famous post-fight interview from Mike Tyson (below) in which he brutally blasted his own rival, Lennox Lewis, and professed that he wanted to “eat his children.”
The bitterness between Wilder and Breazeale shows no sign of ending soon, but will likely be settled in the ring at some point next year, as Breazeale is the WBC mandatory challenger to Wilder’s title.