Wilder revealed: "I go to the pub quite often after a win and it makes me smile when I'm sat in company and people say, 'Yeah, I could have made it… I was a bit unlucky with injury… it could have been me'.
"Well, you know what, it wasn't you because you didn't do it. You didn't get up off the canvas like Jamie Vardy did. You didn't go and prove yourself and take the setbacks and keep going back.
"So you deserve to be in the pub with the career you've had, not the one Jamie Vardy's got, so shut up! I've got a few pals like that who I need to tell to be quiet every now and again, and tell them to get back in their basket.
"Jamie keeps going, keeps scoring, so he deserves everything that comes his way, even though that's from a Blade to an Owl."