Deontay Wilder must be more aggressive in his trilogy fight with Tyson Fury, according to the heavyweight world champion’s own coach.
Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch in February having himself taken the fight to the American.
The rivals are due to meet again later this year with the fight pushed back until November or December due to the coronavirus crisis.
And Andy Lee, who joined Fury’s team alongside head coach SugarHill Steward, has offered Wilder words of advice.
“He has to try and be more aggressive and improve his balance, which is not an easy thing to do,” he told Boxing Scene.
“He was taken aback by Tyson’s pressure. When a big man is coming at you like that, it feels like you’re in quicksand.
“It’s something he needs to be working on now, even, when there is nothing happening [because of coronavirus]. I’ve watched the fight several times, and his balance did not look good to me.
“I know he’s had a lot of excuses, but maybe there was some issue. I think he definitely got his ear drum busted, which would affect your balance.
“I heard they are bringing Joe Goossen into his camp. That would be a good move. He’s a good, respected trainer.”
Fury and Wilder had hoped to meet in Las Vegas again for their third meeting but it is now set to take place in China or Australia.
And Lee believes Fury will improve again for the third fight, as he did between the pair’s first meeting in 2018 and their rematch.
“[Wilder and Fury] looked like two completely different fighters compared to how the first fight went,” he added.
“Tyson has a jab that will damage. He’s made huge improvements. The thing is, he’s only going to continue to improve and get better and better.”