Wilder ‘removes snakes’ from camp ahead Fury rematch
Deontay Wilder has revealed that he has removed ‘snakes’ from his entourage as he prepares to take on Tyson Fury for the third and final time, reports daily of mail.co.uk.
The Bronze Bomber suffered a humiliating defeat in his Las Vegas rematch with the Gypsy King in February, getting knocked down twice before being stopped in the seventh round.
And even though it was the first loss of his professional career, Wilder has been quick to make changes to his camp in a bid to get revenge in their trilogy fight.
“I’m getting rid of all the snakes in the grass. This time has allowed me to dig in the weeds and see what was going on,” Wilder told The PBC Podcast.
“You can have a lot of great people around you but you can’t control the jealously of people. You think people are happy with you but everyone wants what you have but they don’t want to sacrifice as much as you.
“People are envious of the things they can’t have and I had to weed out and change certain things.”
Wilder was involved in a public spat with his trainer, Mark Breland, after he threw in the towel during his comprehensive defeat by Fury.
The former WBC heavyweight world champion has since made a u-turn on his decision to sack Breland, but admits that he will add to his team before facing the Brit again later this year.
“We’ve had a lot of people reach out but you have to be careful because some people just want publicity,” Wilder said.
“Boxing is very crooked, it’s a dirty business and you’ve got to be careful, it’s a corrupt sport as well. You’ve got to be careful with the people and their intentions especially when they weren’t around before.
“Boxing is a business like no other, you’ve got to be able to trust people and that’s the hard part.
“I am looking to bring someone in, we don’t have it down yet but I’ve got two people I’m bringing in.
One of them always comes to camp on some basis anyway and we’ve got a great team that will be formed when everything gets back to normal.”
Wilder and Fury are scheduled to meet for the third time later this year, although the fight is likely to be delayed until October or November due to the coronavirus crisis.