FORMER heavyweight champion George Foreman believes Deontay Wilder can easily beat Tyson Fury in their trilogy bout which is expected to take place later this year.
The Bronze Bomber, 34, suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Gypsy King in February as he lost his WBC title after his corner threw the towel in during the seventh round.
And he was outboxed during their first encounter in 2018, but the fight was controversially declared a draw – thanks to the two knockdowns Wilder secured.
But despite going into their third meeting as the underdog, Foreman insists that it is a fight that can be pretty simple for his American compatriot to win.
Speaking to TMZ, he said: “[He can] Not only beat him, [Wilder] can do it easily.
“Give him another chance. He’ll show you.”
The 71-year-old also revealed he has been giving the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist advice after he suffered the first defeat of his professional career in what was his 44th fight.
He added: “I had a nice conversation with Wilder, nice conversation with him.
“We talked because I was in a position where I lost unexpectedly with the title in Africa. Only I know what he’s going through.
“He’s gonna have to live with [the Fury loss] but I can show him how to live with that and come back better. We talked a lot on those lines.”
Mike Tyson was also on hand to give Wilder some advice recently, as he stated: “Listen, he didn’t fight the same fight he fought the first fight.
“The first fight he fought with confidence like he could win. The second fight he fought like he didn’t have no zest, no life in him.
“I just don’t think he was the same fighter after the first fight. He couldn’t rise to that occasion again.”