Boxing news: Tyson Fury confirms legendary trainer Freddie Roach will be cutman for Deontay Wilder fight


The lineal heavyweight champion of the world is covering all the bases before his December 1 clash in LA

Tyson Fury has enlisted the help of legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach for his upcoming heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder.

The ‘Gyspy King’ will meet the undefeated American at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 1 for the prestigious WBC belt.

Roach poses with Amir Khan

Roach poses with Amir Khan

While training appears to have gone as smoothly as possible for the 6″9 Brit, it seems he is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to reclaim his place at the top of a stacked heavyweight division.

Fury is training at Roach’s gym in LA and has struck up a close friendship already with the 58-year-old.

“He asked me if I’d work in his corner,” Roach told Sports Illustrated. “He asked me if I could do cuts.

“I said, ‘Yeah, I have guys better than me though.’ He said, Do you know what you’re doing?’ And I said, ‘Of course I do, I have everything you need.’ So I’m the cutman.”

Tyso Fury prepares for his bout with Deontay Wilder

Tyso Fury prepares for his bout with Deontay Wilder

Roach has worked with some of the finest fighters of the past 20 years and established a reputation as one of the greatest coaches of all time.

Manny Pacquiao, Jorge Linares, Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan have all become world champions under his tutelage and will be in Fury’s corner alongside trainer Ben Davison.

Roach has prior history of working the corners having led MMA legend Georges St-Pierre to UFC middleweight glory last year at Madison Square Garden.

The American is expected to take the place of Fury’s father john, who is expected to not be allowed to travel to the States because of his conviction for gouging a man’s eye out in 2011.

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