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Scott: My only concern is Fury not turning up

Trainer Malik Scott remains in bullish mood ahead of Deontay Wilder’s trilogy clash with WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on October 9.

Wilder’s former opponent turned trainer firmly believes the ‘Bronze Bomber’ will gain sweet revenge over the ‘Gypsy King’ following the surprisingly one-sided nature of their rematch in February 2020, won by Fury in seven rounds. Scott was subsequently drafted in as trainer following the high-profile sacking of former coach Mark Breland.

Asked on Instagram why the trilogy fight will be any different, Scott replied: “Well, for one, because I’m training him now.

“For two, I’ve never seen him this hungry before, I’ve never seen him this receptive for the craft. And I’ve never seen him want to dismantle another man so bad.”

After Fury-Wilder III was pushed back from July 24 to October 9 following the WBC champion’s positive Covid-19 test, Scott insists his only worry is the Mancunian not turning up for his delayed clash against his American rival.

“My only concern is that we are in this scenario with an admitted headcase,” added Scott.

“My only concern is is Fury NOT showing up.”