Floyd Mayweather has offered to work with Deontay Wilder.
Wilder suffered the first professional defeat of his career following a seventh-round TKO defeat to Tyson Fury in their WBC heavyweight title fight back in February.
Their first meeting in December 2018 was a split decision draw which many felt Fury should have won convincingly as he outboxed Wilder for majority of the fight. And following a convincing defeat in the rematch, Mayweather is now willing to help the American ahead of his planned trilogy fight with Fury.
“Tyson Fury’s solid, he’s got skills,” Mayweather said speaking to ClubShayShay (via The Sun). “Deontay Wilder’s got bombs, but we can make his skills a lot better.
“I’m here to help fighters, even Wilder. I’m here, all he’s gotta do is let me know what he wanna do and we can make it happen.”
It’s certainly an offer worth taking for Wilder as the former five-weight division champion is regarded as the best defensive boxer of all time as well as a contender for being the greatest boxer of all time overall.
As for the trilogy with Fury, it was being planned to take place on December 19 with a limited number of fans.
However, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is now looking to change it to another date that month due to a clash with other sports programming.
“We’re moving off because there’s five conference championship games that day and night, plus two NFL games,” Arum said. “So we can’t go with the 19th, we’re looking at other dates right now because ESPN advised us, and Fox advised the PBC.”
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