Deontay Wilder’s Trainer Reveals Weight Issues Are Not a Problem for ‘The Bronze Bomber’

Published 06/17/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 22: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 22, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder will defend his title against Luis Ortiz in a rematch on November 23 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Former WBC heavyweight champion of the world, Deontay Wilder, has a shot at redemption when he faces Tyson Fury for the third time. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ will go into the fight with a new trainer. Ahead of the trilogy, Malik Scott has confirmed one aspect of Wilder’s preparation.

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The second fight between Wilder and Fury brought a lot of talking points. However, one that went under the radar was the increase in weight for Wilder. Although Wilder blamed his heavier walkout costume, some argued that the extra 20 pounds affected the champion in his loss.

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However, his trainer, Malik Scott, has said the weight would not be a problem. He recently addressed the issue on a PBC Podcast and said, “I would just like to see him in dog shape. When he [Wilder] was 209 [pounds] he knocked Tyson Fury [down] and then Tyson Fury got up.”

Scott then added, “When he was 230 [pounds], we took the loss to Tyson Fury and we were dealing with issues in the fight. He was feeling weak, and there were other things going on. It’s just no telling.”

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Malik Scott says Deontay Wilder can knock out any heavyweight from any era

The comments from Wilder’s trainer showed the defeat had nothing to do with the weight change. Moreover, he hinted that it was something outside the ring that affected his fighter. Scott then made a surprising claim when praising Wilder’s power.

The new trainer said, “I can tell you one thing, no matter how much he weighs, Deontay has the power to knock any heavyweight out in any era. And I say that un-apologetically… Put him in any era, and if he hit any heavyweight in any era [they’re] going to sleep. That’s just facts.”

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury is confronted by rival boxer Deontay Wilder after defeating Francesco Pianeta in a heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Malik Scott’s words showed his confidence in Wilder’s power. And the new trainer will know all about it. He experienced Wilder’s power firsthand when the ‘Bronze Bomber’ knocked him out in the first round when they faced each other.

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Therefore, based on Scott’s comments, it is clear to see Wilder and his team will not bother about the weight. They are confident his power will knock out Tyson Fury.

What do you make of these comments from Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott? Do you think Deontay Wilder’s weight does not matter?

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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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