Deontay Wilder coach Malik Scott said Floyd Mayweather was “firing shots” at Wilder a week after his loss to Tyson Fury.
The “Gypsy King” and the “Bronze Bomber” produced a legendary battle for the ages as they were both taken down twice before Fury won by KO in the 11th round.
A week later, Mayweather posted a message of appreciation paying tribute to former Wilder coach Mark Breland.
Breland was sacked by Wilder after Fury’s second fight because he was the one who threw in the towel to end the contest.
When this news broke last year, Mayweather made a public offering to train Wilder in the trilogy fight.
However, the couple had traded subtle beards in the past, so Wilder rejected their offer, calling it “fake love” and insisting that “every fighter I have fought, Floyd has bet against me”.
Now, after the third fight, Mayweather posted pictures of Breland with the caption: “Please hit the follow button if you want to follow a humble student, teacher, mentor and coach in the sport of boxing.”
“He has all the credentials and qualifications to justify why I recognize him as an elite boxing coach, which many unqualified people claim to be these days.
“Follow Mark Breland. “
While many see this post as innocuous, some see it in a very different way due to the history between Wilder and Mayweather.
Wilder’s coach Scott, who replaced Breland, responded, “I wouldn’t say he was talking about s *** about me.
“I would say he was taking his usual random shots at Deontay, which indirectly pulls me too since being Deontay’s head coach, so that’s rubbish.
“But what’s even funnier is that Mark Breland has been a legend known for decades, but all of a sudden Floyd is releasing it with coincidence praise a week after our loss to Fury.
“But to make things even funnier, Mark Breland never really liked Floyd anyway.
“Time and time again, personally and publicly, he’s always called Floyd an overrated loudmouth who wouldn’t have stood a chance in his day.
“Smh [shake my head], these are humans for you though [clown emoji]. “