Floyd Mayweather Makes Offer To Deontay Wilder Ahead Of Tyson Fury Trilogy Bout
Floyd Mayweather has stunningly offered to train Deontay Wilder ahead of his trilogy bout with Tyson Fury this summer.
Wilder has exercised the contracted rematch clause to meet Fury for a third time following his devastating defeat last month in Las Vegas.
The 34-year-old will face the 'Gypsy King' with Mark Breland in his corner despite the veteran trainer throwing in the towel to halt their championship clash.
And if Mayweather has his way, he could also be part of Team Wilder after offering his services to the former WBC heavyweight champion.
During a recent Q&A session at an event in Blackpool, the 43-year-old was asked if 'The Bronze Bomber' could regain the title from Fury and replied: "If I train him. If I train him, I can teach him how to win."
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Fury vs. Wilder III is being planned for July 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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"Now we will sit down and go through all the details for the fight," promoter Bob Arum revealed.
"We realized that date was the favorite of both ESPN and Fox because it comes at a dead time in sports, which is good for the fight.
"It's after the basketball playoffs, baseball is in the middle of the season and there's no football. It's the ideal time. The hotel, MGM Grand, also believes it to be an ideal time.
"I figured he would do it because I have had enough experience with rematches to know that anything can happen and guys can change their strategy and want the opportunity to [avenge] the loss."
Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel added: "We did exercise it. We want to fight Fury next and we wanted to make sure we sent the letter and that it was done."
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