Tyson Fury wants me back in his corner, claims Freddie Roach

The WBC champion is delayed in his preparation by a coronavirus infection.

Tyson Fury asked Freddie Roach to join his team in preparation for his bout with Deontay Wilder, according to the trainer.

Wilder and Fury were due to fight at the end of July to contest the WBC belt that Fury won from the Bronze Bomber last February, but the fight has been postponed until October after the current champion came down with coronavirus.

Before his first of two fights with Wilder, Fury had trained at Roach’s Wild Card gym, where he pushed the then-titleholder to an impressive draw.

Sugarhill Steward is the champion’s current trainer, and was in his camp for his successful fight last year. Speaking to Sky Sports, Roach suggested he could again link up with the fighter.

"I had a couple of guys fighting in Vegas when Tyson was there,” he said. "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."

"I worked with him for six weeks," Roach continued. "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."

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