FLOYD MAYWEATHER insisted Deontay Wilder can beat Tyson Fury – as long as he trains the Bronze Bomber.
Fury, 31, totally dominated Wilder, 34, in Las Vegas at the end of February to break the American’s 43-fight unbeaten run and five-year reign as WBC king.
The Bronze Bomber was twice floored before assistant coach Mark Breland threw the towel in during round seven to bring the one-sided beating to an end.
Now Wilder has officially invoked his immediate rematch clause with Fury, with the bout set for July in the US.
During a Q&A on his UK tour, retired Mayweather offered to help his countryman prepare for the trilogy, as he said: “If I train him. If I train him I can teach him how to win.”
'Money' supported Wilder after he suffered his first professional defeat.
The 43-year-old posted online: “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!”
Mayweather was ringside to watch Wilder escape with a draw against Fury in their first fight, a result said to have “disgusted” the boxing legend.
But Wilder insisted the multi-millionaire was jealous of him after the heavyweight thriller in Los Angeles – which was co-promoted by Mayweather Promotions.
He told TMZ Sports: “The world loved it, and I don’t think he [Mayweather] liked that though. He wants all the attention on him, and it’s sad that it’s like that.”
“I’m coming, and it’s a lot of fighters that’s jealous of me for no reason. I’ve never said nothing bad about no one, I’ve always wished them well.”
Before Wilder’s Vegas rematch with Fury, the Bronze Bomber explained to BoxingScene that Mayweather never supported him as America’s next African-American star.