Deontay Wilder makes last-minute addition to his training team with legendary UFC cutman and boxing coach Don House joining his set up just weeks before his blockbuster trilogy fight against Tyson Fury
- Deontay Wilder has made a late alteration to his set up ahead of Tyson Fury fight
- UFC cutman and boxing coach Don House joins his corner for next month’s clash
- House is experienced and has worked with likes of Floyd Mayweather in the past
- His new coach believes Wilder will box Fury this time and get his revenge
Deontay Wilder has made a last-minute addition to his training set up ahead of next month’s heavyweight trilogy showdown with Tyson Fury.
The Bronze Bomber had already brought former heavyweight contender Malik Scott on board after axing Mark Breland – who he accused of spiking him and stopping his rematch with Fury prematurely – in the fallout to his first defeat as a professional.
And now Wilder has added another fresh face to his team, bringing in longtime UFC cutman and boxing trainer Don House as he looks to claim revenge and regain his WBC world title.
Deontay Wilder has added Don House to his coaching set up weeks ahead of Tyson Fury trilogy
House, a legendary UFC cutman and boxing coach, is seen treating MMA star Nick Diaz
House is an experienced trainer and has worked with the likes of Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Nick Diaz in the past.
Scott will serve as Wilder’s head trainer, while his co-manager and former coach Jay Deas remains part of his corner along with House.
Deas played a key role in Wilder’s decision to bring House on board after noticing his hand-wrapping skills.
Explaining to 78SPORTSTV, House said: ‘Jay [Deas] his manager, he came to the back room as we wrapped hands – you always send somebody from the opposite team to watch.
Wilder had already changed his team, having made Malik Scott (right) his new head trainer
The two heavyweight rivals are set to meet for a third time in Las Vegas on October 9
‘Jay came over, watched me wrap Bermane’s hands and said, ‘Wow, you know how to do a decent wrap,’ I said, ‘Yeah, this is what I do, worked with the UFC for over 20 years, I’ve been in the game since 1972’ – that’s when I started wrapping hands.
‘I know Wilder in his last fight he got a little blood and he wanted someone who could protect his hands. Eventually they gave me the call. I just came over to be the cutman, I didn’t wanna be in anybody’s way, but then Jay was like, ‘If you see anything, hey, why not bring it up?’
‘The team is a great team. He has a very good team. We’re all here for him.’
Wilder’s new coach insisted the outcome will be different when the heavy-hitting American renews his rivalry with Fury on October 9 – and claimed he will try and box and break down the Brit.
House believes Wilder will try and box Fury this time and eventually break him down
He added: ‘If I say something, I pull everybody to the side,’ Wilder continued. ‘I respect him [Wilder] man, he’s a good guy, he’s hungry, he’s willing to learn. It’s gonna be a different fight.
‘Deontay’s always been focused on knocking his guys in the head, we’re not gonna do that in this fight. We’re gonna fight every minute of every round, we’re gonna box him and we’re gonna break down the body.
‘It’s a bigger target, and you see how big Fury’s body is – it’s a bigger target to hit, we’re gonna put that money in the bank, then break him down and knock him out.’