Is Deontay Wilder Retiring From Boxing? Trainer Answers

Published 10/12/2021, 6:00 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


Few expected Deontay Wilder to put on a career-best performance in his fiery trilogy with Tyson Fury. However, the ex-champ did just that as he went toe to toe with the Brit. Wilder even dropped Fury twice in the fight, thus creating an opportunity for himself to get that much-needed win. Unfortunately for him and his fans, he fell short of pulling off an upset.

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Post the fight, many boxing purists and fans had only one question popping up in their minds- Will ‘The Bronze Bomber’ hang up his gloves from the sport?

That said, Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, recently cleared the air on the same. He asserted Wilder has no plans to sign off from boxing.

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Wilder, ever since he suffered a lopsided defeat to Fury in February 2020, had the sole aim of battling the Brit again and getting his revenge. Consequently, he roped in Malik Scott and worked extensively on his movements, defense, and overall punching abilities.

All of his newly adopted skills were visible in his fight against ‘The Gypsy King’. Wilder began well with jabs and a few right hands. As the fight progressed, he began pressing Fury. Despite that, the champ stayed calm and responded well with some noteworthy blows.

Wilder was the first one to go onto the canvas, but he made a roaring comeback and dropped Fury twice in round 4. However, he couldn’t capitalize on that and struggled as the fight progressed. That said, Fury took advantage of the same and finished the Alabama native in round 11.

Deontay Wilder – A true lion-hearted pugilist

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Wilder had many questions to answer in this trilogy. Despite not getting that win, he certainly put an end to all the questions with his lion-hearted display.

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

Deontay Wilder showed a champion’s mindset in this fight and fought despite getting dropped, taking severe punishment, and looking out on his feet.

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On October 9, Wilder showed that he was definitely a changed fighter, and his skills will serve him well in this big roster. Given Scott’s words, it will be interesting to see what’s next for ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

Watch this story – Five Potential Opponents for Deontay Wilder After His Brutal Knockout Loss Against Tyson Fury

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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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