WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has promised to hire Mark Breland as an assistant trainer - if the retired fighter is terminated from his position by Deontay Wilder.

Back in February, Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round to capture the WBC title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The fight was stopped by the referee when Breland, who is Wilder's co-trainer, threw in the towel.

In the aftermath, Wilder was furious with Breland's decision and appeared to be on the verge of letting him go, but ultimately decided to keep him on board. Wilder's head trainer, who also serves as his co-manager, is Jay Deas.

Wilder has exercised his option for an immediate rematch, and the third fight is scheduled to take place in December.

In the last few months, Wilder has been very quiet about the trilogy. Three months ago he promised to restructure his team and eliminate everyone who he felt was a "snake."

Fury feels Breland is a very good trainer and credits him with saving Wilder's life in the rematch.

Breland has been working with Wilder since he turned pro in 2008.

"If for some reason Mark Breland will not be working with Deontay Wilder then he will have a job with the Gypsy King," Fury told IFL TV.

"Because he’s very good at what he does and he’s got the best interest of the fighter. I respect him. He’a Kronk fighter and a former world champion. And I do believe if it wasn’t for Mark Breland Wilder could be seriously injured today. He got a lot of criticism from his team which I thought was very unfair and unjust because he saved his life."