Tyson Fury has urged Deontay Wilder to keep fighting and backed him to become a two-time heavyweight world champion.
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ suggested he could retire in a new interview this week, following his KO defeat to the ‘Gypsy King’ in their trilogy fight.
“It’s mixed feelings because ultimately I have accomplished all my goals in this sport,” Wilder said on an episode of Cold As Balls.
“I told my daughter when she was one that I’d be a champion and I’d be able to support her beyond her belief.
“I’ve done that. There’s a lot of things that I’ve accomplished that I feel I have to prove to anyone because I’ve already proven [myself].
“Should I push forward? Should I give it a go one more time?
“Or should I just retire and focus on the other things that I want to get into?”
When asked for his message to Wilder, Fury urged his former foe to carry on his career.
Fury told reporters: “My message to Deontay Wilder is – keep going champ, you can do it.
“I believe in Deontay Wilder, he will be heavyweight champion once again.
“You better believe that.”