Deontay Wilder responds to rival Tyson Fury’s offer of help

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Deontay Wilder has dismissed Tyson Fury's offer of help following what the Brit believes was a mental health breakdown.

Wilder has recently made a string of accusations aimed at Fury following his defeat in their rematch nine months ago.

Fury believes the dethroned world champion is struggling to come to terms with losing for the first time as a professiona.

He said yesterday: "Since the fight, it was quite a while ago, February this year – we all don't want to be defeated after such a long time of being undefeated professionals – but there has to be a point where you accept defeat and move on.

"I always say to anybody like that I'm only a phone call away and if I can help in any way then I will give him the best advice I can."

Fury has suffered his own mental health problems and completed a stunning comeback from his drink and drug-fuelled depression by beating Wilder to become a two-time world champion.

But Wilder has little time for his offer, tweeting: "Hey Tyson Fury, don’t worry about me I am fine, blessed.

"The only thing I want from you is for you to honour your agreement and fight me. I gave you two shots when I didn't have to and it changed your life. Now it is time for you to be a man and give me my shot as you agreed to."

Tyson Fury reached out to Deontay Wilder
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Fury and Wilder were due to meet for a third time this year but the trilogy fight was twice pushed back due to the coronavirus crisis.

When it became clear it would not happen until 2021, Fury walked away and will instead fight Agit Kabayel on December 5 in London.

But Wilder and his team are taking legal advice over what they believe is a breach of contract.