DEONTAY WILDER was left knocked out and “twitching” by Wladimir Klitschko, claims Dillian Whyte.
Brixton heavyweight Whyte was used as a sparring partner for former heavyweight ruler Klistchko in 2014.
The Brit revealed sparring partners were taking a beating left, right and centre – including former WBC champion Wilder.
Whyte, keen to keep his current feud with the Bronze Bomber going, told Sky Sports Klitschko left the 6ft 7in Alabaman out for the count after their sparring took a rugged twist.
He said: “I’ve seen him getting knocked out, Wladimir knocked him out. He knew what happened. He had his hands up. He was roughing Wlad up, bringing the smoke, and he was going wild.
“Wlad backs up, changes his footwork, feinting, feinting, jabs to the body, throws that feint jab, left hook. Wilder had his hands up, he was gone.
“It wasn’t no knockdown, he was knocked cold. Properly twitching as well.
“That’s why they probably didn’t want him to fight Wlad, because Wlad was going to fight him as a pro and Wilder never fancied it the whole time.”
Whyte admitted after watching sparring partners get put down he went hell for leather with Klitschko – resulting in him being sent home from the camp.
But he would return, and be joined by rival Anthony Joshua, who Whyte beat in the amateurs in 2009 before losing the rematch in the pro ranks six years later.
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The two Londoners clashed in Klitschko’s camp, with the pair being split up before a fight outside the ropes broke out.
Whyte explained: “I wanted to punch Joshua up, at first, because he was talking a lot of smack.
“There was genuine annoyance there. Bashir [Ali] and a couple of guys stopped me getting at him and then it sort of got squashed. It was a bit edgy.”