Though Deontay Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott can more often that not be found banging the drum for his charge, he has recently came out with some high praise for one of ‘The Bronze Bomber’s biggest rivals.
Wilder is best known for his epic trilogy against Tyson Fury, throughout which he knocked the Brit down on four occasions but somehow failed to secure a knockout.
An on a recent appearance on Talksport, Scott – who stepped in to coach the American for the third bout – gave his dues to the “special” Fury, though still thinks Wilder would stop him if they were to lock horns for a fourth time.
“Even though I thought Deontay would knock Fury out – and I still do, if they fought a fourth time – I always said that Fury is special.”
“I’m not one of these trainers who is detached from the reality of the opposition we’re facing. I think that’s what gives you an advantage, you have to know who you’re facing, be humble and have tonnes of humility.”
As entertaining as their first three fights were, a fourth fight between Wilder and Fury looks unlikely to happen any time soon.
There is a hope that ‘The Gypsy King’ will take on unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk in an historic undisputed fight in the next six months, whilst Wilder has been earmarked for a dust up with Fury’s countryman Anthony Joshua.
Though there have been talks for both fights throughout 2023, both have proved difficult to get over the line and have caused many observers to get frustrated with the heavyweight division as a whole.