Deontay Wilder must get over his ‘ego’ in order to finally beat Tyson Fury, claims legend Mike Tyson – The Sun

DEONTAY WILDER needs to let go of his ego to beat Tyson Fury, according to Mike Tyson.

The Gypsy King destroyed Wilder at the second time of asking in February and Iron Mike thinks the American has to learn from the defeat if he is going to bounce back in their trilogy fight.

After February's devastating defeat, Wilder blamed everything from his corner to his heavy pre-fight costume and took no personal responsibility for the seventh round TKO.

But former unified heavyweight champ Tyson thinks it's time for the Bronze Bomber to look inwards.

He told Yahoo Sports: “Wilder’s stuff’s a lot of energy that I once had.

“We have to be able to accept our mistakes, stand up and say, ‘Hey, I messed up, the best man won.’

“We can’t be consumed with our egos. Nobody was more consumed with their ego than me.

“We always look for excuses when we lose and say, ‘Well I couldn’t lose, there must’ve been a mistake, somebody had to cheat me.’

“So we have to look at the perspective that a loss is a form of education."

Wilder has already activated the Fury trilogy clause so the pair will meet again once it is safe to do so.

And 53-year-old Tyson challenged Wilder to do the necessary work to draw the trilogy level after a controversial decision saw their first fight called a draw.

He added: “I don’t know anything about beating Fury in the third fight.

“In order for him to do that, he’s gonna have to beat himself in life.

“He’s his biggest opponent at this moment in life.

"He is not gonna stand a chance with Fury if he doesn’t beat himself.”

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