Deontay Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott has spoken out about the possibility of a blockbuster fight between his charge and British heavyweight Anthony Joshua, and believes, in terms of excitement, the bout far surpasses an undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Skills Challenge Group plan to stage Wilder vs Joshua and Fury vs Usyk on the same card this December, in what would be an unprecedented night for the sport, should it come to fruition.
And in a recent interview with ESNews, Scott stated he believes there is no comparison between the two prospective fights when it comes to entertainment.
“It’s not in comparison to Deontay fighting Anthony Joshua, that’s nowhere near as exciting a match up.”
“Usyk and Fury is, in my opinion, not an exciting match up.”
“Even if Fury went in to knock him out, it wouldn’t be as exciting as Deontay and ‘AJ’ going at it.”
‘The Bronze Bomber’ has been out of the ring since his one round destruction of Robert Helenius back in October, which in turn was his first fight since back to back stoppage losses to old foe Tyson Fury.
Up until recently, Wilder had been expected to take on former world champion Andy Ruiz Jr, after being ordered to face him in a final eliminator for Fury’s WBC world title.
After talks for the all American clash went quiet, there were rumblings from those who speculated Wilder may have a more lucrative fight in the offing, and so it proved.
The card in Saudi would almost certainly be the most opulent in the history of the sport, with figures of around £300 million being reported for total cumulative purses.