Former heavyweight turned trainer, Malik Scott, is unwavering in his support for his fighter, Deontay Wilder.
The pair have been working together since 2021 following a bout of their own back in 2014, and Scott is confident that his man beats any heavyweight around today.
But speaking generally to FightHype about how fighters shouldn’t be ‘sensitive’ when predictions are made, he used ‘The Bronze Bomber’ as an example and named a former heavyweight champion that was a bad style match-up.
“To me, boxers are extremely sensitive. You gotta be careful about how you pick what fighters will win a fight.
I love Deontay. Deontay is my heart, my brother. I hate Vitali Klitschko’s style for him. I absolutely hate that style for Deontay. Does that mean he’s not my brother no more?
With an exceptional chin and impressive stamina for a big man, Vitali Klitschko was an aggressive champion who, alongside his brother Wladimir, dominated the heavyweight scene in the early 2000s.
The 52-year-old defeated 15 opponents in world title fights, hanging up the gloves in 2012 with an impressive record of 45 wins, 41 of those knockouts, and just two losses coming in the form of an injury retirement against Chris Byrd and a TKO loss to Lennox Lewis.
Wilder would pick up the WBC belt three years later and hold onto it for the best part of half a decade before being dethroned by one Tyson Fury.
In his campaign, the 37-year-old from Alabama has knocked out every man he’s faced other than ‘The Gypsy King’, and is regarded as one of the hardest punchers the sport has ever seen.