Dillian Whyte blasted Deontay Wilder after the former WBC Heavyweight Champion declared that he will avenge his defeat to Tyson Fury .
The 'Bronze Bomber' posted a video on his social media accounts on Saturday promising his fans that he will return stronger from his first career defeat.
Wilder drew the first fight with Fury last year before suffering a seventh-round TKO loss to the Gypsy King a week ago, but has triggered a clause in the contract to set up a trilogy fight.
And Whyte, who holds the WBC interim title, took aim at his rival by commenting 'pathetic' on Wilder's video. This comes days after Whyte called the American a "lying coward" on Twitter .
The 31-year-old is yet to have his mandatory shot at WBC gold despite holding the interim belt since July 2019, and promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed he will face Russian veteran Alexander Povetkin in May.
It is understood that Whyte is frustrated about being left out of the title picture amid talk of Hearn setting up a unification bout between Fury and Anthony Joshua .
Before the undisputed super-fight can happen, Fury will face Wilder for a third time after Bob Arum, Fury's US promoter, confirmed that Wilder will not step aside in return for a sum of money, but will return to the ring "before the Olympics – [in] July".
And Wilder issued a determined message, saying: "Hello my people, my Bomb Squad army, my Bomb Squad nation, to all my loved ones around the world, I just want to let you know I am here.
"Your king is here and we ain't going nowhere, for the war has just begun.
"I will rise again. I am strong. I am a king, you can't take my pride. I am a warior. I am a king that will never give up. I'm a king that will fight to the death.
"And if anyone don't understand that, don't understand what it is to go to war, don't understand what it is to fight, we will rise again. We will regain the title.
"I will be back. We will hold our heads up high. Your king is in great spirit. We will rise like a phoenix from the ashes and regain the title.
"I'll see you in a few months, for the war has just begun. All my love to all my people.
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