Five division world champion Floyd Mayweather believes that he can train Deontay Wilder to victory in his upcoming trilogy fight with Tyson Fury.
Wilder has exercised his right to fight WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury for the third time after losing the WBC title last month.
Wilder (42-1-1) was dropped twice and stopped by Fury (30-0-1) in the seventh round at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The first time around, they fought to a controversial twelve round split draw at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
At the moment, the fight is being targeted for the date of July 18th, also at the MGM Grand.
Mayweather was speaking at an event in Manchester, England over the weekend when he was asked straight-up -- "Do you think Wilder will win in a rematch with Fury?"
Mayweather responded - "If I train him! If I train him, I can teach him how to win!"
In the wake of Wilder's loss to Fury, Mayweather spoke out in Wilder's defense, after the boxer was catching heat for stating that his ring walk outfit was a contributing factor in the defeat.
"Win, lose or draw ... Deontay is our brother that has accomplished many triumphs and as a community we should all uplift and support him throughout it all," Mayweather stated. "No matter what, you're still a winner in my eyes, King!"
Mayweather retired back in August of 2017, when he stopped UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the tenth round of their mega-fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. There has been talk of Mayweather fighting again at some point this year, but there is no concrete information on whether or not his return will be an exhibition or a sanctioned contest.