Deontay Wilder Shows Off Defensive Skills – Confirms New Trainer Ahead of His Comeback

Published 05/15/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
BROOKLYN, NY – NOVEMBER 1: Deontay Wilder works out in preparation for his upcoming fight at the Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne Heavyweight Champiosnhip fight Media workout at Gleason’s Gym November 1, 2017 in Brooklyn, New YorkPhoto by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Boxing’s former heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, is still one of the scariest fighters in the division. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ has been out of action since his defeat to Tyson Fury back in February 2020, and it has been a time riddled with controversy for the former champion.

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The biggest of all these controversies were his accusations against Tyson Fury and his comments about his former trainer, Mark Breland. However, after all the rumors, Wilder has now confirmed his new trainer and has given fans an insight into his new training methods.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder works out for the media at Churchill Boxing Club on November 05, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

The 42-1-1 boxer took to his Instagram account to break the news. He shared a video that showed him training with Malik Scott and wrote, “An Amazingly Peaceful Session… W/ my brotha and new trainer (Malik Scott).”

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This confirmed the rumors after previous videos showed Wilder smashing pads with Scott. However, in this video, fans saw Wilder work on his defense and movement rather than destroying the pads. Therefore, it appears the former champion is working on the aspects he struggled with most in the Fury fight.

Who could Deontay Wilder face in his comeback?

‘The Bronze Bomber’s update showed he is back in training and is looking to improve on his weaknesses. This will excite fans since we may see a new-look Wilder when he eventually returns. So who could he face for his comeback fight?

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Initial rumors linked the former champion to a bout against Charles Martin. However, there have been no developments in those rumors. As a result, many predicted Wilder to face former unified champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

Moreover, the prospect of a Deontay Wilder vs. Dillian Whyte bout is still possible, and ‘The Body Snatcher’ has suggested that the ‘Bronze Bomber’ should face him next. Therefore, there is no shortage of options for the hard-hitting Wilder. However, for now, it appears he is focused on improving his movement and defense.

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What do you make of this news about Deontay Wilder? Do you think he can become a heavyweight champion again if he improves his defense?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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