Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has revealed that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wants him to work his corner for the upcoming trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
Roach was present in Fury's corner in December 2018, when Fury fought Wilder to a controversial twelve round split draw in their first encounter.
At that time, Fury's corner was handled by Ben Davison.
In the aftermath of the first fight, there were some words exchanged between Davison and Roach - regarding the fight strategy and in-corner instructions given to Fury.
Before the rematch with Wilder in February 2020, Fury parted ways with Davison and hired a new head trainer in SugarHill Steward, who led the 'Gypsy King' to a seven round stoppage over Wilder.
Fury has no plans to replace Steward, but seems to be interested in beefing up his team. Former middleweight champion Andy Lee is also a part of Fury's training team.
The trilogy with Wilder is now scheduled to take place on October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Roach recently ran into Fury in Las Vegas - with the unbeaten boxer expressing his interest in once again working together.
"I had a couple of guys fighting in Vegas when Tyson was there. I ran into him between locker rooms," Roach told Sky Sports.
"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 [for the first fight]. 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."
Roach has not revealed if he intends to be in the corner for the third encounter.