Mike Tyson Brutally Tells Deontay Wilder To "Grow Up" And Stop Feeling Sorry For Himself
Mike Tyson has some harsh words of advice for Deontay Wilder if he is to beat Tyson Fury in a trilogy fight, 'grow up,' 'stop feeling sorry for yourself' and 'dedicate your life to winning the third fight.'
In February, Wilder was finally beaten for the first time, when Tyson Fury completely outclassed him in their rematch from the controversial draw over a year before.
The 'Bronze Bomber' has already triggered his own rematch clause for a third fight, which is expected to take place sometime this year, but he's been given a warning by 'Iron Mike'.
"[Wilder] feels like giving up: 'Oh, my life is over. I've made $90million dollars. My life is over. Oh God, I want to die.' Grow up," the 54-year-old said on Instagram Live to rapper Fat Joe.
"Keep going through it until it's really over.
"Wilder can still make a lot of money. He shouldn't feel sad or discouraged. And he should continue to go out there and fight with a lot of zest and confidence."
The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist was easily beaten by his British opponent with the Gypsy King sticking to the tactics he said he would be employing by taking the fight to Wilder.
Fury knocked his opponent down twice before finally finishing the fight in the seventh round when the American's corner threw the towel in.
Most deny that the former WBC champion has the skills and change up of tactics to get revenge for his first loss but Tyson thinks the 34-year-old could turn things around.
"The first fight, [Wilder] fought with confidence like he could win. In this fight, he fought like he didn't have no zest, no life in him. I don't think he was the same fighter after the first fight.
"After the first fight, [Wilder] couldn't rise to the occasion again.
"Something went wrong with Wilder during the second fight with Fury, and he never did adjust.
"If Wilder can't fix the mistakes he made in his rematch with Fury, then he's not going to last long in the third fight.
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