DEONTAY WILDER has ditched trainer Mark Breland as he gears up for his third fight with Tyson Fury.
The Bronze Bomber was battered by the Gypsy King in February – and Breland threw in the towel.
But Wilder has now announced he has dumped his fellow American as he looks for fresh input for the third contest between the pair.
Wilder is set to fight Fury next year at the LA Raiders' NFL ground in Los Angeles, California, at a date yet to be confirmed.
His tactics were totally wrong for the second clash with the Mancunican.
He looked a shadow of the man who put down Fury in their first fight, which ended in a draw.
Wilder held the WBC heavyweight title for five years from 2015 to this year.
Breland has been in the 34-year-old's corner for his entire 12-year professional career.
But Wilder now hope going elsewhere will give him a new direction as he bids to take his WBC title back from the Gypsy King.
Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, told BoxingScene yesterday about the shock news.
He said: “That was the decision that was made. After his next fight it will be determined if the right decision was made or not.”
It was Finkel who brought Breland into Wilder's camp as he was about to turn pro.
Jay Deas, with Wilder at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing when he took bronze, will remain in the American's corner.
Fury, 32, and Wilder drew in their first fight in December 2018 when the Englishman was knocked down in the 12th with a hammer of a punch – but somehow got up to stay up in the fight.
But he totally outclassed Wilder when they met in February, winning in the seventh round.
Breland was roundly criticised by both Wilder and Deas after throwing in the towel against Fury.
The Bronze Bomber said: "I told all my trainers, no matter how it may look on the outside, no matter how you may love me or have that emotional feeling don’t make an emotional decision and do not ever throw that towel in because my pride is everything. "
While Deas said: "Deontay is the kind of the guy that goes out on his shield. He will tell you straight up — don't throw the towel in.”
Fury plans a two-fight battle of Britain with Anthony Joshua.
This could even happen BEFORE the trilogy with Wilder is completed if haggling over a date continues.
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