“He feels like giving up,” oh, my life is over. Oh God, I want to die. Growing Up: Mike Tyson urges Deontay Wilder to stop feeling sorry for himself after losing his WBC belt to Tyson Fury
- Deontay Wilder’s career is at its lowest point after losing to Tyson Fury in Vegas
- Mike Tyson told Wilder to grow up and stop feeling sorry for himself
- He says Wilder shouldn’t feel discouraged and still make a lot of money
- Wilder and Fury will fight for the third time, but the game has been pushed back
Boxing legend Mike Tyson has urged Deontay Wilder to ‘grow up’ and stop feeling sorry for himself after losing his WBC heavyweight title to Tyson Fury.
Fury and Wilder retired in their first fight, before the Brit disrupted the chances of producing a stunning performance in Las Vegas in February, and Tyson believes the Bronze Bomber hasn’t been the same since.
After Wilder’s first professional loss ever, Tyson said of his fellow countryman, “[Wilder] feels like giving up, “Oh, my life is over. I made $ 90 million dollars (£ 73 million). My life is over. Oh God, I want to die.” To grow up.’
Deontay Wilder’s career is at its lowest point after his defeat to Tyson Fury (left) in Las Vegas
Mike Tyson (pictured) urged Wilder to ‘grow up’ and says he shouldn’t feel discouraged
Tyson (bottom) spoke to Fat Joe this week on an Instagram Live video
He continued with some motivational advice in his interview with Fat Joe on Instagram Live: ‘Keep going until it’s really over.
“Wilder can still make a lot of money. He should not feel sad or discouraged. And he has to keep going out and fighting with a lot of spunk and confidence. ‘
Wilder and Fury are ready for a third fight, but it has been pushed back from July to October amid the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus.
When it finally happens, American boxing legend Tyson doesn’t like Wilder’s chances much unless he can change his career.
“Listen, he didn’t fight the same fight as the first fight,” he said.
“The first fight, [Wilder] fought with confidence as if he could win. In this fight he fought as if he had no zest for life and no life in him. I don’t think he was the same fighter after the first fight.
“After the first fight, [Wilder] couldn’t take the opportunity anymore. ‘
Fury celebrates the victory over Wilder and the pair will fight for the third time in October