Tyson Fury vows to hire Mark Breland if Deontay Wilder sacks coach

Deontay Wilder and Mark Breland with Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury insists he will add Mark Breland to his coaching team if Deontay Wilder axes the trainer.

Wilder slammed Breland after his loss to Fury after his head coach Jay Deas blamed his colleague for throwing in the towel in the WBC championship fight.

Fury vehemently defended Breland in the wake of criticism from his own team and even suggested the former fighter deserves a pay rise for preserving the life and boxing career of Wilder.

‘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.

‘If Wilder ain’t going to use Mark Breland then I’ll bring him in.

‘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.’

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury
The fight was stopped in the seventh round (Picture: Getty)

 

He added: ‘He got a lot of criticism from his team which I thought was very unfair and unjust because he save his life.’

Fury dominated Wilder in Las Vegas and knocked down the Bronze Bomber twice on the way to a convincing victory in the seventh round.

Breland threw in the towel from Wilder’s corner and the Bronze Bomber raged with his coach’s decision and said he would be dumped from the team.

But Wilder has since indicated Breland will remain on his team having worked with the trainer since he turned pro in 2008.

Wilder and Fury are contracted to finish their rivalry with a trilogy fight and the WBC champion said he had been told it would happen late in the year, providing the coronavirus pandemic continues to improve.

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