Mailk Scott, trainer of Deontay Wilder, has addressed rumours that a fourth fight with Tyson Fury is being discussed.
Most fans are hoping that ‘The Gypsy King’ will fight Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed title on April 29. However, as negotiations continue to drag on, there have been reports of ‘secret talks’ with Wilder.
Scott, a former opponent of Wilder, took over as head trainer ahead of the third fight with Fury, where ‘The Bronze Bomber’ put in an improved performance, scoring two knockdowns before being stopped himself in the eleventh round.
After a year away from the cameras, working with Scott behind the scenes, Wilder came back to the ring in October, with a statement round-one KO over an in-form contender in Robert Helenius.
Now, as Wilder looks to mount a challenge to become a champion once again, he has been heavily linked to a fight with Andy Ruiz, for a position as the WBC mandatory challenger.
In an interview with ES News, Scott spoke about the Fury rumours and denied that any talks had taken place and suggested that he would prefer a fight with Usyk.
“No, not at all.”
“There’s no talks. When I say that there is no talks, I’m coming from Deontay’s perspective because that is who I am hands on with, every other day. From his perspective, it is all just hoopla.”
“Fury-Wilder 4 is an option, but it is more realistic to say Usyk-Wilder. I would want that to happen before Fury-Wilder.”
Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, has also denied the whispers of talks between the pair, leaving fans questioning what Wilder’s next step will be.
It seemed that a fight with Ruiz was all but agreed, but the IBF have thrown the American another curve ball, ordering Ruiz to fight Filip Hrgovic.