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Tyson Fury wants to add Freddie Roach to his team ahead of his fight with Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury wants to add Freddie Roach to his team ahead of his fight with Deontay Wilder.

The British boxer spent time training at Roach’s Wild Card gym ahead in California before his first fight with Wilder, and ahead of their trilogy bout in October, Roach says Fury’s asked him to help out again.

And thankfully for Fury, it seems the 61-year-old trainer isn’t averse to the idea.

Roach told Sky Sports: "I had a couple of guys fighting in Vegas when Tyson was there.

"I ran into him between locker rooms.

"He said: 'Hey Freddie, are you still going to train me?

"I said: 'Tyson, anytime you want, you know where my gym is, you are always welcome'.

"Fury is a nice guy, a good person, a good fighter.

“I was picking him to win that fight.

"I see him as one of the best heavyweights.

He trains hard, he's big, he's a good puncher."

Fury will now seek to defend his WBC heavyweight championship against Wilder in their trilogy clash on October 9.

The fight was originally scheduled to take place this month but was postponed after Fury was diagnosed with coronavirus.

After a stint at Roach's gym ahead of the first fight Fury then went to Big Bear, a mountain retreat popularised by Oscar De La Hoya.

Roach said of that period in 2018: "I worked with him (Fury) for six weeks.

"Then he went to Big Bear and said to me: 'Hey Freddie, I can't breathe up here!'

"I said: 'That's the altitude, give it time'.

"I think it's way overrated."

And following Wilder’s long list of excuses for losing the second bout with Fury, which ranged from having a “disloyal” trainer to the outfit for his ring walk being too heavy so it tired his legs out, Roach dismissed Wilder’s concerns.

He said: "Fighters come out with crazy stuff.

"The best thing to do is to win the fight. Get in shape, do the right thing."

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