Malik Scott Reveals What Mark Breland Did Wrong With Deontay Wilder

Published 11/09/2021, 8:00 AM EST
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)


Malik Scott honed Deontay Wilder ahead of his trilogy clash against Tyson Fury in October, which didn’t go in favor of the American. However, Wilder showcased some major improvements in his game and troubled his Brit rival for a brief period.

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After suffering a lopsided beat down against Fury in 2020, the third collision saw Wilder knockdown Fury twice in round four. But all of it went in vain as Tyson Fury stopped ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in the penultimate round.

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Well, Team Wilder took a lot of positivity from the fight, and Scott has clarified that Wilder will remain active in the mix.

Malik Scott will stay in Wilder’s corner and will continue to craft the former champion’s road to resurrection. However, he is doing things differently than Mark Breland. Scott connected exclusively with worldboxingnews and explained his approach to training Deontay Wilder.

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‘King’ Scott said, “They’d be done training at four, and he and Emanuel would talk from 4 to at least 5:30 just talking about sparring, talking about fights, comparing styles. And I took that ever since Manny told me that, and I always said I would implement that when I became a trainer, and it just so happens I’m Deontay Wilder’s trainer, and I’m really going overboard with the dialogue of boxing.”

“That’s why I believe he’s adapted because when he was training with Mark (Breland), once they were done training in the gym, boxing was over. The minute I took on the job, I said that’s a problem. This is a lifestyle.”

Deontay Wilder is in a different zone

Following his maiden career loss against Fury in 2020, Deontay Wilder went silent on his boxing career for a long time. He came out of the loop and demanded the trilogy clash in mid-2021. It disrupted Tyson Fury’s potential fight against Anthony Joshua.

Despite being the underdog, Wilder showcased his spirit against Tyson Fury and did his part to deliver one of the most iconic heavyweight clashes of all time.

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The fight lived up to the hype. Although Wilder had to exit without the WBC belt, he earned a lot of respect. As ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is now done with his feud against Tyson Fury, he can look into the other contenders and re-start his KO streak.

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Even today, no opponent has departed without touching the canvas against Wilder. This justifies his enigmatic aura of being an elite KO-artist. However, if he re-discovers his finesse, it will solidify his spot in history as he will be remembered as the one who successfully came back from adversity.

Do you think Deontay Wilder can become a champion again?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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