Deontay Wilder refuses big offer from Floyd Mayweather to train him
- Deontay Wilder has rejected Floyd Mayweather's coaching offer
- The former WBC champion claims the Money Man is after publicity
- Wilder' and his current trainer Jay Deas have parted ways following a disagreement
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Deontay Wilder has told Floyd Mayweather that he does not want him to become his trainer, Daily Mail reports.
The Bronze Bomber believes the former four-division weight champion was after promoting his image rather than focusing on the job.
On the other hand, Mayweather claimed he could get the American heavyweight's career back on track following his defeat to Tyson Fury.
"My thing is, every fighter I've fought, Floyd has bet against me.
"It ain't even for me to discuss.
"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.
"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 and his former trainer Jay Deas have parted ways after both parties failed to reach an agreement before his rematch clause with Fury expired.
Deas has been Wilder's trainer since turning professional in 2008 and was heavily criticized for throwing in the towel in the seventh round stoppage against Fury.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mike Tyson is preparing for his comeback fight with Roy Jone Jr, as the heavyweight claims he has dropped weight to when he was 18-years-old.
The two American boxing legends will step into the ring for the first time since their respective retirements in an exhibition bout.
Iron Mike quit being a pugilist 15 years ago following three consecutive defeats at the tail end of his career.
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