He’s set to face off against rival Married At First Sight groom Daniel Holmes in a boxing match later this year.
And Brent Vitiello hit back at his former co-star on Tuesday, accusing him of being nothing more than a ‘keyboard warrior’.
‘I’ve never liked him. I won’t now and I probably won’t later. I’m not going to sit there and talk smack like he has. I’m not a keyboard warrior,’ he told Yahoo Lifestyle.
‘I’m not a keyboard warrior’: Married At First Sight’s Brent Vitiello (right) hit back at his former co-star Daniel Holmes on Tuesday, after Daniel shared a Photoshopped image (right) highlighting their height difference ahead of their boxing match scheduled for later this year
The hospitality manager, 34, also brushed off a Photoshopped image Daniel, 31, posted on Instagram highlighting their height difference.
‘I’m not going to keep photos of him, like he does with me, on his camera roll so he can make cute little photos – if that makes him feel bigger about himself,’ he said.
Fans were quick to defend Brent in the comments after personal trainer Daniel poked fun at his height, with one writing: ‘Photo editing won’t help you win a fight, mate.’
Ouch! ‘I’m not going to keep photos of him, like he does with me, on his camera roll so he can make cute little photos – if that makes him feel bigger about himself,’ Brent told Yahoo Lifestyle
Brent went on to say he had jumped at the chance to fight Daniel, who had earlier refused to face their MAFS co-star Mitch Eynaud because of his in-ring experience.
‘He’d already backed down from Mitch because Mitch was a professional boxer. Then he posted that he wouldn’t fight anyone from our season, so I took it upon myself to step in,’ he explained.
The rival grooms exchanged trash talk on Instagram over the weekend before Daniel challenged Brent to a bout in the ring.
‘Brent is literally the only person from this season of MAFS that I just am not a fan of,’ Daniel explained in one video.
Challenge: The rival grooms exchanged trash talk on Instagram over the weekend before Daniel (pictured) challenged Brent to a bout in the ring
‘Even after the show aired this guy was making [Instagram] live videos… asking his followers if they have any dirt on me and asking for naked photos of me, and it’s like who is this guy?’ he added.
‘Why are you so obsessed with me, bro? Like it’s insane.
‘It’s very obvious Tamara [Djordjevic, Brent’s MAFS wife] didn’t want a bar of you because you made it very evident behind the scenes that you just couldn’t wait for your influencer career moving forward.
‘And, hey, look who’s announced he’s a full-time influencer now? So look, bro, October 17, let’s do it.’
‘It’s on!’ Brent (right) accepted the challenge a few minutes later during an Instagram livestream with fellow MAFS star Al Perkins (left)
Brent accepted the challenge a few minutes later during an Instagram livestream with fellow MAFS star Al Perkins.
‘Beautiful. It’s on. It’s gonna be fun,’ he said.
His MAFS co-stars Jack Millar and Domenica Calarco were quick to comment, saying they couldn’t wait to see him knock Daniel out.
Daily Mail Australia understands Mitch Eynaud will be fighting another reality star on the card, as will fellow MAFS groom Jackson Lonie.
While the fight night is still yet to be confirmed by Team Ellis Boxing, promoter Antoni Topic took to Instagram to share a Photoshopped image of Brent and Daniel in the ring alongside the provisional date of October 15.
The full line-up of reality TV pugilists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Cold feet: Daniel was initially challenged to a fight by Mitch Eynaud (pictured), but declined because he felt it wouldn’t be fair given that Mitch is a professional boxer