Deontay Wilder 'crying like a baby' amid video censorship claim

Deontay Wilder has been accused of censorship of the press by a boxing reporter in relation to a video previewing the heavyweight's world title fight with Tyson Fury.

Deontay Wilder has been accused of censoring the press and "crying like a baby" by US boxing podcaster Nestor Gibbs. creator Gibbs this week posted an engaging interview with Brooklyn-based lightweight Chris Colbert about Wilder's fight with Tyson Fury later this month.

The interview was less than complimentary about Wilder and his third attempt to get the better of the 'Gypsy King'.

Colbert, 24, who fights Yuriorkis Gamboa on Sunday morning (UK time), gave an honest opinion on Wilder's loss to Fury. He also spoke about Wilder's new trainer Malik Scott, Fury's gloves and all the excuses from Wilder, "roasting" the 35-year-old, as per BoxingNews24.

The interview though has now been removed from Gibbs' Youtube page, while fighthype have also taken down the post.

And Gibbs has pointed the finger at Wilder's entourage suggesting the heavyweight's camp asked for the interview to be axed.

Gibbs seemingly agreed to remove the interview, but he has reacted angrily to the request intimating he spoke to Wilder who was "emotional".

Gibbs told his Youtube channel, as cited by BoxingNews24: "You big and bad! How you big and bad and crying like a baby. F**k outta here, you big as hell crying."

"You (Wilder) can't change everybody's opinion of what happened. You going to erase everybody?! You (Wilder) going to take everybody down?! You going to put a muzzle on everybody?!"

"Wilder was emotional," added Gibbs.

Wilder feeling the heat?

Fury will face Wilder in a trilogy fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 24.

Fury's WBC heavyweight belt will be on the line with the British boxer the heavy favourite with the bookmakers.

This latest news, if true, does not look good for Wilder and it will only add weight to 6ft 9in Fury's claims after Wilder refused to engage at the pre-fight press conference last month.

Wilder barely spoke in Los Angeles, instead he was present with earphones on and did not get into anything like a war of words with Fury.

Fury claimed he does not believe Wilder is "mentally, physically or emotionally involved in this fight".

Fury also stated that Wilder was in "poor mental health" and said: "I think he's doing it for the wrong reasons. When people do things for the wrong reasons, they always wind up getting hurt."

The Alabama man (42-1-1) has been hitting the weights for the showdown and recently posted a video of himself bench pressing 310lbs.

Dillian Whyte scathing of Wilder

"I'm going be a train," said Wilder. "You say a semi-truck, I'm going to run you over with a train, baby.

"Three hundred and 10 [lbs]! You better get your weight up."

But British heavyweight Dillian Whyte, who failed to secure at shot at Wilder while he was champion, was unimpressed with Wilder's show of strength.

He wrote on Twitter: "@bronzebomber screaming with the light weights. Coward I rep your max. Anytime, anywhere we must fight. Let's gooooo."

Fury meanwhile has been putting weight on in anticipation and he is expected to come in at over 300lbs for the fight - at least 27lbs heavier than when he took Wilder out in February 2020.

Fury's plan - to try and tag Wilder early on or  "run him over like I'm an 18-wheeler" as Fury puts it and end the challenger before he can get going.

Wilder, under new mastermind Scott, has been bulking up in a bid to catch Fury with his loaded right hand. However, his increased muscle mass may well slow the older man down and make him easier for Fury to pin down.

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