Tyson Fury’s former corner man Freddie Roach warns Deontay Wilder about taking immediate rematch with ‘Gypsy King’
Freddie Roach believes Deontay Wilder should not take an immediate rematch with Tyson Fury.
The American suffered the first professional defeat of his career against the Gypsy King in Las Vegas on Saturday night, losing his WBC heavyweight title as a result.
And the legendary boxing trainer, who was in Fury’s corner for the pair’s first meeting in December 2018, has advised the 34-year-old to have a warm-up fight before going head-to-head with Fury once more.
“I’d like to see him go get a warm-up fight, get a good win under his belt and get his right hand back in action, that’s my opinion,” the 59-year-old told Fino Boxing.
“But rematches are in contracts and so forth, and if he thinks he can fight better and turn it around, I wish him all the best of luck.”
Meanwhile, Roach has paid tribute to Fury for his stunning display against boxing’s most feared power puncher, flooring him in the third and fifth round before forcing his corner to throw in the towel during the seventh.
“He’s a very good fighter, he knows how to box, he’s a very, very good boxer,” he added.
“He got caught with a couple of big shots from this guy last time, he made sure he kept himself in safe places.
“He fought a very smart fight, it was a very, very good fight for him. I was not surprised [by Fury’s game plan] we worked together for a little bit, we’ve talked about the best way for him to fight.
“He did everything he said he was going to do and more.
“It was a great performance, he just knew what he could do with this guy. I think he won every round.”