Dillian Whyte: Deontay Wilder has “lost his mind” - Andy Ruiz Jr. would beat him

“The guy’s lost his mind, man! I don’t think he’ll ever box again. His mind is completely gone.”

Dillian Whyte has claimed that Deontay Wilder's "mind [has] completely gone" after his loss to Tyson Fury.

The American has not stepped into the ring since his defeat to Fury early last year.

This was the rematch of their controversial draw at the end of 2018. Fury did enough to win on points despite him miraculously surviving a heavy knockdown in the final round.

The Gypsy King made sure their rematch did not go the distance, as he brought the fight to Wilder from the opening bell. The Bronze Bomber was knocked down twice before his team threw in the towel midway through the seventh round.

After a period of silence, Wilder has returned to the public eye in the last couple of months. He posted a video in October via his Twitter account where he accused Fury of cheating in their rematch.

There has been speculation linking Wilder with a fight against Andy Ruiz Jr, who has not fought himself since December 2019. The Destroyer recently joined Canelo Alvarez's camp to work with the highly-respected Eddy Reynoso.

Ruiz Jr has been posting training footage as he gears up for his return. After looking out of shape for the Anthony Joshua rematch, he looks in great condition under the tutelage of Reynoso. In an interview with Little Boxing Giant, he suggested that he would "love" to fight Wilder.

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Whyte, who has previously spoken on his desire to fight Ruiz Jr and WIlder, told IFL TV that he cannot see the latter fighting again:

"People lose and they do crazy stuff. Why's the guy posting a picture, wine, glass, candles, and a random gun on the table? With his shirt off, looking like he's stoned out of his mind.

"I was thinking, 'Oof, hopefully he doesn't blown his own brains out, man.' The guy clearly is drunk or he's high or whatever he's doing there. It's mad.

"I know he's allowed to have guns and he shoots a lot of guns, but it's weird. Maybe he's just showing people, 'Don't worry about me, I'm living life.'"

"I think Ruiz would beat Wilder, to be honest. Wilder can't really box, and Wilder's lost his mind, man. The guy's lost his mind, man! I don't think he'll ever box again. His mind is completely gone.

"Gone, gone, gone, gone. If you follow his stories and the pictures he posts and the things he's been doing and saying, the guy's lost his mind."

What next for Wilder?

Wilder's activity on social media of late has been strange to say the very least. It is hard to say whether his desire to make a return is there.

Even if he does make a comeback, it is difficult to imagine him beating some of the top heavyweights after he was exposed so badly against Fury. It is a tough ask for any fighter to box again after being on the end of such a one-sided defeat. 

Ruiz Jr is looking in great shape and it appears like his decision to join Canelo's team has worked wonders for his conditioning.

The former world champion let himself down in the rematch with Joshua. But going off his performance in the first fight, he could still be a troublesome opponent for any heavyweight.

The way he bullied Joshua in New York makes you think that he would have a lot of success if he fought like that against Wilder.

Whyte has a must-win rematch with Alexander Povetkin coming up and if he avenges his loss from last year, there are some fascinating fights for him in the pipeline.

The Body Snatcher against the likes of Wilder and Ruiz Jr are just the type of bouts that he and the heavyweight division needs.