Deontay Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, has responded to Eddie Hearn’s recent comments that his man is the most overrated fighter in the sport of boxing.
Hearn was recently asked by DAZN to pick a name for that title and landed on Wilder, claiming his only notable victory was Luis Ortiz and even then he was being ‘schooled’ before landing a knockout blow – something he’s well known for.
Speaking to ES NEWS, Scott of course disagreed, but wasn’t surprised.
“So this is the thing with Eddie Hearn. If you ask Eddie Hearn about Deontay Wilder, that’s the equivalent of going into a Christian church and holding the Quran up saying ‘this is where the power is at.'”
“I’ve never heard Eddie say anything positive about Deontay besides he can punch, and that’s a given. You can’t ask Eddie Hearn ask anything good about Deontay, but you also can’t tell him nothing wrong about AJ. You see how the two collide? He’s pro AJ, he’s anti Wilder. But, you know, f**k him. We don’t need him.”
Scott went on to discuss the almost-signed bout between Wilder and Anthony Joshua – Hearn’s prize heavyweight. He believes, no matter the promoter’s opinion, that the truth will be revealed when they face off.
“As long as he play his part in so-called getting this big fight done, that’s all we need Eddie for. But to say Deontay Wilder’s the most overrated fighter in the history of whatever it is he said, come on man.”
“You know what his answer is? The only person that Deontay beat is Luis Ortiz, but then that same Luis Ortiz he was scared to put Anthony Joshua up against. And Deontay fought him twice.”
“Well now the most overrated boxer in the sport is about to knock Anthony Joshua the f**k out this December coming up.”
Joshua will face Dillian Whyte on August 12, with a win all but guaranteeing the Wilder bout later in the year. As for the American, he’s searching for an opponent for September time, but has so far been unsuccessful.