Tyson Fury Says ‘Notified Loser’ Malik Scott Won’t Be Helpful for Deontay Wilder

Published 06/20/2021, 8:15 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury doesn’t see Malik Scott as a stellar addition to his rival Deontay Wilder’s corner. Although Wilder has claimed to have found his lost fire since joining hands with Scott, Fury doesn’t seem to buy the comments. He has ridiculed both the American boxers, thereby vowing to beat Wilder even quicker than he did in their rematch on July 24.

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That said, Tyson Fury and Malik Scott had a verbal banter in the first official press conference of Fury vs Wilder 3. While the Briton demeaned Malik Scott’s boxing achievements, he has expressed a similar viewpoint in his latest interaction with ESPN.

Tyson Fury said, “I think he (Malik Scott) gets him (Deontay Wilder) run over even quicker. Malik Scott is a notified loser and Deontay Wilder is a loser too. So, you got a loser training a loser, doesn’t make for a good recipe to be fair. Actually, they are both excuse-makers when I think about it.”

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“I remember I had Malik Scott in a training camp in Holland and he lasted one day. He started making excuses. So you got two excuse-makers training each other. What can I say?”

Meanwhile, Malik Scott has appeared optimistic about turning Deontay Wilder into a 2x world heavyweight champion. Once an opponent, Scott has assisted Deontay Wilder since the former champion’s exit from Mark Breland’s camp. Even though the boxing world can consider Wilder as the underdog against Fury, Scott appears to have his full faith in ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

Can Deontay Wilder vanquish Tyson Fury?

Following a humiliating loss in the rematch, Deontay Wilder has a lot at stake in the fight. One more loss against Fury can eject him out of the heavyweight championship ride, casting serious doubts on his ability at the top of the game. However, as victory can take him to new heights, it would be interesting to see Wilder’s stance in the matchup.

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He is an elite knockout artist and can beat any man inside the boxing ring. Although Fury can be the toughest challenge of his career, it’s bizarre to write off Deontay Wilder’s chances. He seems to have tuned in with trainer Malik Scott and has claimed that he will make the fight dirty inside the ring. Hence, he can rightly envision Wilder holding the WBC gold once again.

How do you see Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 going?

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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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