Tyson Fury has responded to Floyd Mayweather after the retired 50-0 legend claimed he could help Deontay Wilder to beat him.
The ‘Gypsy King’ relieved the ‘Bronze Bomber’ of his WBC heavyweight title in a dominant performance six months ago.
Fury outboxed Wilder in February and stopped him within seven rounds
Wilder has since activated his clause to force the trilogy fight, which is being targeted for December 19.
During a Q&A session on his UK tour, Mayweather offered to help Wilder prepare for the third fight.
He said: “If I train him… If I train him I can teach him how to win.”
Fury saw these comments and responded on social media.
He posted: “Floyd Mayweather, no matter what you teach him, I will smash him.”
.@FloydMayweather no matter what you teach him, I will smash him 😉 pic.twitter.com/FQ6yK03zl7
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 22, 2020
Mayweather recently announced plans to become a trainer, as well as a promoter, in retirement.
He posted a video with the lengthy caption: “This is my first day working with my 14-year-old nephew who has absolutely no boxing experience at all, and this is my second time doing mitt work.
“The first time was with my oldest son which you may have seen I recently posted.
“As many of you know, I’ve had incredible trainers which included my dad and uncle.
Mayweather retired with a perfect 50-0 record
“Due to the recent passing of my Uncle Roger, I’ve felt inspired to help those around me the same way they have been there for me throughout my boxing career.
“In a time where we must distance ourselves from others, it has allowed me to reflect on how I want to make a difference in people lives and help them achieve their goals.
“A true trainer wants the best out of their fighter and pushes them to the best of their abilities.
Fury is widely considered the top heavyweight at present
The pair previously met at a basketball game
“I am new to helping people train as I’ve always been on the other side of the mitts. A fighter could be impressive at mitt work but it doesn’t make him a great fighter.
“A trainer could be impressive on the mitts but it doesn’t make him a great trainer.
“It has become a goal of mine to help others reach the best versions of themselves and walk with it in confidence.
“I want to leave an impression on those around me and allow them to see their potential.
Floyd Mayweather becomes a trainer
“This quarantine period has allowed me to see the importance of unity and helping others grow.
“I want to do my part on this Earth and allow people to see the potential in themselves so that they can share it with the world.
“I am new at training and so far I’ve been working with people with no boxing experience, therefore we are growing together.
“But I promise you, I will be one of the best trainers in the world. Inspire and be inspired”