Tyson Fury asks trainer Freddie Roach to help with Deontay Wilder trilogy fight

World-renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach has revealed Tyson Fury wants him to help prepare for a third fight with Deontay Wilder.

Roach was in Fury's corner along with Ben Davison for his first fight with Wilder that ended in a controversial split-decision draw.

'The Gypsy King' later ditched head coach Davison and replaced him with SugarHill Steward for his second fight with Wilder in February 2020.

Fury would hand Wilder his first professional loss by way of a seventh round TKO in this fight, capturing Wilder's WBC heavyweight title in the process.

Fury's trilogy fight with Wilder is scheduled for October 9 in Las Vegas, after the original date of July 24 was scrapped due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Fury's camp.

And Roach told Sky Sports : "I had a couple of guys fighting in Vegas when Tyson was there. I ran into him between locker rooms.

"He said: 'Hey Freddie, are you still going to train me?' I said: 'Tyson, anytime you want, you know where my gym is, you are always welcome'. Fury is a nice guy, a good person, a good fighter.

"I was picking him to win that fight. I see him as one of the best heavyweights. He trains hard, he's big, he's a good puncher.

Roach has led boxers such as Manny Pacquiao and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr to multiple world titles during his career as a coach and will be in the Filipino's corner again when he takes on Errol Spence next month.

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And of his spell training Fury, Roach added: "I worked with him for six weeks [for the first fight]. Then he went to Big Bear and said to me: 'Hey Freddie, I can't breathe up here!' I said: 'That's the altitude, give it time'. I think it's way overrated."

Earlier this year the unbeaten Fury signed a contract to face bitter rival Anthony Joshua in August, but an arbitration case meant that 'The Bronze Bomber' was entitled to a trilogy fight before Fury faces Joshua.

Wilder refused to answer questions at the June press conference for the trilogy fight, with his head trainer Malik Scott speaking on his behalf.

Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum also pitched in, stating: "Let's be honest about it, the first fight was a tremendous fight.

"Tyson showed what a great boxer he is, he got knocked down twice and they called it a draw."

"The second fight was, as well all witnessed, a very one-sided fight, but even a one-sided fight at heavyweight is still great because fans love to see the big guys duking it out.

"The third fight, based on the first two, I really predict will be bigger than the first two fights based on the orders that we're getting for tickets, they far exceed what we did for the last fight.

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