“Our Chemistry Is Firing on All Cylinders” – Deontay Wilder’s New Coach Speaks on His Relationship With the Former World Champion

Published 06/15/2021, 6:59 PM EDT


Once a rival, Malik Scott is now training Deontay Wilder to have one last run against Tyson Fury on July 24. After a harsh split-up with Mark Breland, Wilder didn’t have any coach for a long time. However, he has joined hands with one of his former boxing rivals and looks pretty confident about the ongoing developments.

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Meanwhile, Malik Scott has revealed the reasons that bind him well with ‘The Bronze Bomber’. The trainer became Wilder’s spoke person in the press conference as the Alabaman native chose silence.

Scott said, “I believe someone like myself that is extremely technically sound from my own background of boxing. It just match well. But the thing with us is the chemistry. I believe there’s great fighters in the world right?”

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“That have great teachers. But then I believe there’s great fighters in the world that have good chemistry with a good or okay teacher and the mix-up works for them. So our chemistry is firing on all cylinders on both sides.”

Wilder and Scott have posted several training clips on social media. Starting from 2 AM training sessions, to dance breaks in between, they have channelized their energy with those clips. Although Tyson Fury wouldn’t be an easy opponent to crack, the positivity from Deontay Wilder’s camp can help them immensely.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III- The WAR

The nearing clash will settle the scoreboard for once and for all. After a controversial draw in the first fight, and Fury’s win in the second, the third fight will see the WBC title go on the line once again. Meanwhile, the winner would also have the chance to appear in an undisputed unification battle ahead.

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Hence, the trilogy holds much importance for both sides and the whole heavyweight championship ride. The 12-round thriller will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Apart from the alluring main event, two more heavyweight scraps have found a place in the card. Robert Helenius will face Adam Kownacki. Meanwhile, Jared Anderson is also looking for a viable opponent.

However, all eyes will be on the heavyweight title war as fans will be interested to see how Wilder’s chemistry plays out in the squared circle.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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