Mike Tyson Weighs-in on Malik Scott as Deontay Wilder’s Coach

Published 10/13/2021, 12:51 PM EDT
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


After Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s fight on Saturday night, many celebrities and former boxers came out in support of the two heavyweights. While many credited Deontay Wilder for showing heart inside the ring and not giving up, others credited Tyson Fury for his outstanding boxing display.

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Deontay Wilder’s new coach and former boxer Malik Scott, however, got praises from one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Mike Tyson took to his Twitter to praise Malik Scott.

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“Wilder’s coach Malik Scott won the night with great coaching. When you are an amateur you have a coach, they nurture you, guide you and are with you every step of the way. Once you turn pro, you get a trainer. A trainer is in your life as long as the checks are coming…” ‘Iron’ Mike said on Twitter.

Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott gave an honest review of Saturday’s fight and said he had a newfound respect for Tyson Fury. “I always said in this whole build-up – I never s***ed on his skills or the kind of fighter he was,” Scott insisted.

“I’ve always said he’s not ‘good,’ he’s very, very good and damn near ‘great’. Well, after tonight I’m gonna consider him a ‘great’ fighter. Much respect to him, much respect to Sugar Hill… After the last knockdown, the referee waved it off, I had no problem with it. Deontay fought his heart out. He was great, Fury was greater tonight. The best man won. The heavyweight division is on fire.”

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It’s back to the drawing board for Deontay Wilder now. Following his loss to ‘The Gypsy King’, Wilder will undergo surgery for a fractured hand. After recovering from the injury, a doctor will have to clear him in order for him to step into the ring again.

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There are several heavyweights that Wilder can take on. The heavyweight division is full of up-and-coming fighters (Daniel Dubois) and seasoned vets (Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, Otto Wallin). Who do you think Deontay Wilder should fight next?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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