Deontay Wilder responds to Floyd Mayweather’s training offer

Deontay Wilder has firmly rejected Floyd Mayweather's offer to train the former heavyweight world champion.

Mayweather reached out to Wilder following his stoppage defeat by Tyson Fury earlier this year.

He claimed he could hone the Bronze Bomber's skills to ensure he returned to the top of the division.

But Wilder, who has already jettisoned respected coach Mark Breland from his team, has no intention of accepting.

"My thing is, every fighter I've fought, Floyd has bet against me," he said.

"Even with Mark [Breland], I need [a trainer], Mark ain't on the team no more. Nobody had anything good to say about my trainers before, but all of a sudden, you need him.

"All this time, and all of a sudden now? Why? I don't need anybody. I've made it all this far. Why do I need to change up anything? Of course, we need to replace, and you're going to see what it is. But nobody has reached out to me.

"It's publicity. When I see people do that stuff, it's for publicity. But to the offer [from Mayweather], thank you, but no thank you. I don't feel any love from that man. Their actions don't show that.

"It's fake love to me, but they know that themselves. They can't look me in the eyes and tell me they care about me and want to see me do well.

"They can't look me in the eyes and be sincere about that because I would feel them. They can't do that because they know it's not real. It's not. It's for publicity."

Wilder was stopped in the seventh round by Fury who has since walked away from their trilogy fight after a failure to agree a date before the end of the year.

Fury is now set to face Agit Kabayel in London on December 5 before setting his sights on fellow world champion Anthony Joshua next year.

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