Who Is Floyd Mayweather Interested In Training?
Since retiring in 2017, Floyd Mayweather has been doing whatever he can to stay entertained. Whether it be competing in exhibition bouts or training fighters, “Money” Mayweather is making sure his name is out there. Regarding the latter, he might have inserted himself into a war between two heavyweights.
Back in February, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought in a rematch of their 2018 draw. During the fight, Fury knocked down Wilder several times while chasing him around the ring. Bleeding by the ears, Wilder was not looking like his normal self. In the end, Mark Breland threw in the towel for Wilder, a move that was questioned by Wilder and the rest of his team. As a result, Fury won the WBC Heavyweight Title.
The two are set for a trilogy fight in December. While Wilder has been silent, he has been offered help by some of boxing’s best. George Foreman has offered his services, and now so has Mayweather. During a Q&A during a tour of the United Kingdom, Mayweather (50-0) discussed working with Wilder (42-1-1).
“If I train him…If I train him I can teach him how to win,” Mayweather said, via talkSPORT.
Mayweather is a multiple-time lineal champion and has won fifteen major world titles. Fighting in multiple divisions, Mayweather credits his dad and late uncle Roger for all of his success. When he is not planning fights with RIZIN, he has focused his attention on becoming a trainer. Mayweather has worked with Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis.
Fury (30-0-1) has since responded to Mayweather’s offer, stating:
“@FloydMayweather no matter what you teach him, I will smash him.”
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 22, 2020
Wilder has been silent since losing to Fury a second time. He is currently healing from biceps surgery, something that could end up delaying the bout if it is not healed. This comes during a time that it is rumored the fight could take place in 2021.
Fury has been looking to get his attention while they wait. It is unknown if Wilder will end up using Mayweather as a trainer.