Floyd Mayweather believes he can help Deontay Wilder finally exact revenge on Tyson Fury when the heavyweights finally meet in their trilogy fight.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ knocked Fury down twice in their first meeting for the WBC heavyweight title in December 2018, but only retained the green and gold strap thanks to a draw.
Yet it was the ‘Gypsy King’ who proved the first fight was no fluke as he switched up his tactics and put Wilder on the back foot before stopping him in stunning fashion back in February.
Tyson Fury dominated Deontay Wilder in their second meeting in February
After the fight, it seemed as though Wilder was set to sack co-trainer Mark Breland after the 1984 Olympian threw the towel in to save the 34-year-old from a shellacking in Sin City.
Breland avoided the sack, with the American invoking an immediate rematch clause for either later this year or early in 2021 against Fury. The Brit is set for a domestic dust-up with Dillian Whyte should he retain his title after their trilogy bout.
But Mayweather has thrown his hat into the proverbial ring to train Wilder for the third meeting with Fury, even insisting the result would be different if he were in the corner.
During a Q&A session on his UK tour, Mayweather, who is now retired, offered to help Wilder prepare for the trilogy, and said: “If I train him…If I train him I can teach him how to win.”
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The 43-year-old previously reached out to his compatriot after the crushing defeat at the MGM Grand – the first of Wilder’s professional career – to offer his condolences.
‘Money’ tweeted after the bout: “Win, Lose or Draw…. Deontay @BronzeBomber is our brother that has accomplished many triumphs and as a community we should all uplift and support him throughout it all.
“No matter what, you’re still a winner in my eyes, King!”
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