Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has told Deontay Wilder how to beat Tyson Fury in their trilogy clash on October 3.

Fury pummelled Wilder in their February bout leaving many wondering why the American is bothering with fight number three.

But Tyson is convinced the former WBC champion still has a chance.

Speaking in an Instagram interview with rapper Fat Joe on Friday night, Tyson said: “Listen, he didn’t fight the same fight he fought the first fight.

“The first fight he fought with confidence like he could win. The second fight he fought like he didn’t have no zest, no life in him.

“I just don’t think he was the same fighter after the first fight. He couldn’t rise to that occasion again.”

Pressed on whether he expected another walk over from Fury, Tyson replied: “No there’s always a chance. Everyone always has a chance.

“It just depends on how much they want to give in to it. If he wants to dedicate his life to really winning this fight, anything can happen.

“Wilder still make a lot of money. He shouldn’t feel sad or discouraged. He should continue to go out there and fight with a lot of zest and confidence.

“He’s feeling like he’s given up, ‘Oh my life is over, I made £72million so far but my life is over, oh lord, oh God, I wanna die’.

“Grow up man, let’s just keep going through this until it’s really over.”

Fury’s first name was inspired by Tyson and asked for his thoughts on his namesake, the elder Tyson added: “His father named him after me.

“How the fact somebody can name someone after you and this guy becomes heavyweight champion.

“He just wanted to name him to be a tough guy.

“He’s really different, 6ft 10in but really elusive, he’s a boxer and, man, I just wish him the best of luck,” Tyson said.


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