Deontay Wilder’s Trainer Pleads Critics to “Stop Trying to Attack Deontay”

Published 10/22/2021, 1:35 AM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Deontay Wilder is given the count REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury waged a war against each other on October 9. The pair collided for the third time to finally conclude their prolonging rivalry. As a result, they ended up rolling out a fight that was possibly the best heavyweight encounter of 2021. Not only that, but many boxing pundits even termed this as one of the best heavyweight fights of all time.

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‘The Gypsy King’ attained a stellar knockout win in this fight, but Wilder managed to impress countless fans and purists with his blistering performance in this fight. The ex-champ failed to pull off an upset, but he gained back his respect.

Recently, Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, interacted with Blue Blood Sports TV. Here, he shed some light on this fight, alongside urging the critics to stop the backlash on Wilder.

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He said, “The first knockdown wasn’t like how the other ones were. It was like; he must have gotten hit with something because he looked wobbly.” 

“Stop trying to attack Deontay. Cut that sh*t out. The man just gave you a hard guts gory passion. Please give him a break for the first month. Back off with that sh*t. He didn’t say anyone cheated, and he didn’t say ‘He caught me off guard.'” (h/t Boxing Scene)

Wilder had immense pressure for this trilogy, as he had enough naysayers to prove a point to. That said, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ fought the fight he was supposed to, and he truly gave a career-best performance.

Deontay Wilder – A true heavyweight stalwart

Wilder walked in as an underdog for his third meet against Fury. This is because, in his second fight with the Brit, Wilder suffered his very first pro-boxing defeat, which came in via T/KO in round 7.

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Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

However, the Alabama native changed his trainer and worked extremely hard for months. With Malik Scott’s help, he added some quality movements and punching variations to his arsenal. And this was visible in his fight against Fury on October 9.

Results didn’t go Wilder’s way, but he undoubtedly proved why he’s a stalwart of the big division.

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What do you make of Malik Scott’s comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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