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Deontay Wilder will not retire after second loss to Tyson Fury, trainer Malik Scott says

Deontay Wilder will not retire after second loss to Tyson Fury, trainer Malik Scott says

Heavyweight boxer, Deontay Wilder is not going to be quitting boxing after shedding to Tyson Fury for a second time, says the American’s coach Malik Scott.


Wilder and Fury contested a controversial attract December 2018 earlier than the Briton gained the February 2020 rematch when Wilder’s then-trainer Mark Breland threw the towel into the ring within the seventh spherical.

That transfer angered Wilder a lot that he dismissed Breland and changed him with Scott, a fighter he had defeated in 2014.

In the third Fury-Wilder bout, each males had been knocked down, Fury twice within the fourth and Wilder within the third and tenth rounds earlier than a 3rd knockdown within the eleventh noticed the referee cease the combat.

Wilder, 35, was knocked out within the eleventh spherical by the Gypsy King in an exciting WBC world championship combat in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 9 however regardless of the character of the loss, Scott says Wilder wouldn’t be retiring.



“Deontay has set his family financially secure so he doesn’t have to fight to make a living,” Scott advised iFL TV.

“But retiring is not in his plans at all and not something we’ve discussed.”


Scott, 40, stated there was not a second when he thought of ending the competition to guard Deontay Wilder from being broken bodily.

“Over the years of me knowing Deontay, he has always said throwing the towel in with a knockout artist like him wouldn’t be tolerated,” added Scott.

“It’s one thing I revered. The final knockdown was the worst knockdown and the ref known as it off.

“Deontay and Mark (Wilder’s last trainer) never had a relationship outside the gym, they never talked for more than five minutes on a phone call. Me and Deontay would never fall out and not speak again – our bond is too tight.”

Wilder was world champion for greater than 5 years from 2015 and has 42 wins, together with 41 inside the gap, from 45 fights.

“He will be back in any form he wants to be,” stated Scott. “He’s a big-time fighter and he would not belong down there with the opposite guys, he must be in high-level fights and foremost occasions.


“Deontay Wilder was nice on Saturday, however Tyson Fury was even better – it was an awesome night time of boxing for the heavyweight division.


“You have to give Fury credit for having a good chin and getting up. Fury is a legend and one of the best in the heavyweight division in any era, and it’s the same about Deontay.”

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