Floyd Mayweather has offered to train fellow American boxer, Deontay Wilder, ahead of his rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
The Bronze Bomber suffered the first loss of his 44-fight professional career last weekend when he was outclassed by Tyson Fury.
Wilder’s camp have confirmed that a third fight will go ahead following two failed attempts to beat the Gypsy King with a provisional date set for 18 July.
And Mayweather, who has an unblemished 50-0 record, is confident he can show Wilder how to beat the British boxer.
“If I train him I can teach him how to win,” said Mayweather when asked if Wilder has got it in him to beat Fury.
Wilder is known for his hard-hitting style, although it has not been enough to knockout Fury while Mayweather was best known for his defence – something Wilder could do with improving.
He has knocked down several times by Fury before his corner eventually threw in the towel in the seventh round.
Mayweather though backed the Bronze Bomber immediately after his defeat in Las Vegas by writing on Instagram: “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.
“No matter what, you’re still a winner in my eyes, King!”
And it looks as if Wilder will get the chance to prove that is the case this summer with Bob Arum, Fury’s US promoter, stating that their rematch is likely to happen before the Olympics.
He told BoxingScene.com : “Wilder and his representatives formally notified us last night that they have accepted the rematch and are going forward.
“It’s going to happen in the summer, before the Olympics. Middle of July.”