DILLIAN WHYTE has slammed Deontay Wilder and accused him of fake crying after his fight with Robert Helenius.
The American heavyweight gave an emotional press conference after landing a huge knockout on his return to the ring following a year out.
Wilder showed concern for Helenius after he required medical attention and broke down in tears as he spoke about boxers’ wellbeing.
But Whyte dismissed Wilder’s concern, labelling his behaviour an “act”.
Whyte told the Daily Mail: “This guy’s an actor. Everything he does is an act.
“Even fake crying at the press conference the other day, I was just like: ‘you just make me sick, you piece of s***’.”
Wilder, 37, stopped Helenius in the first round, landing a huge right hand to knock out the Swede in devastating fashion.
The Bronze Bomber was clearly troubled in his press conference and revealed he wanted to go over to Helenius inside the ring to check he was okay, before later visiting the fighter to apologise followig his release from hospital.
Wilder said: “I always have concern for all fighters. I’m a big advocate for fighters because like I always say, we get done wrong.
“A sport is something you play. You don’t play this. We risk our lives for you guys’ entertainment and I speak that forever.
“I wanted to come to his aid but they wouldn’t let me and I understood because he needed space.
“But my heart goes out to him and I hope he’s doing OK and he can be able to go back to his family, because this is a tough business that we’re in. This is why I tell people, you’ve got to respect all fighters.
“Yeah, it’s a great knockout, it’s devastating, making history and stuff like that, but how much is that man going to suffer?
“He may be alright right now, a little bit, but what about the next day? What about two weeks from now? What about a month from now? Maybe years from now.”
An emotional Wilder then broke down in tears and required support from his entourage when speaking about Prichard Colon, who was left in a vegetative state following a fight with Terrel Williams in 2015.
Wilder continued: “We’ve seen what happens, look at Colon. How he got hit, Prichard Colon.
“This man didn’t have no kids… they don’t understand. Y’all don’t f***ing understand what we go through, man. And I don’t even know him like that, but I will always be an advocate for us.
“Because this man will never know what it’s like to be somebody’s father. And that’s one of the most precious things in the world, to be somebody’s father.
“He will never be nobody’s father, man. Because he got in the ring to support his family but now, his family got to take care of him for the rest of his life.
“He was probably the bread winner in his family and now they’re looking and seeking for help and s*** like that.
“I could say so much about it [knocking Helenius out], man. That’s why you can’t play this, this is serious. We don’t know if Robert is going to be the same after this. I just did a job.
“I’m great at what I do but I don’t mean to take people away from the lifestyle they’re living. I’m just trying to support my family as well.”
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