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Deontay Wilder’s new head coach, Malik Scott, has predicted that the upcoming trilogy fight with Tyson Fury will be a “bad, bad night” for the Gypsy King.
Wilder appointed former opponent Scott as his new head coach shortly after his 2020 loss to Fury. The Bronze Bomber faced Scott in 2014, knocking out The Noble Artist in the first round.
The trilogy fight between Wilder and Fury is currently scheduled for July 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, set to take place 2-and-a-half years after their first clash and 17 months after their rematch.
Their first bout in 2018 ended in a draw, with Wilder largely considered the beneficiary of a poor decision. The two would meet again in 2020, and this time Fury refused to let it go the distance, instead walking Wilder down, suffocating the American with pressure, and stopping him in the 7 round.
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Since, Wilder has made a number of changes to his coaching staff, firing long-time trainer Mark Breland and promoting close friend Malik Scott to the position of head coach.
Interestingly, Scott and Wilder fought each other back in 2014. Scott was 34 at the time with a record of 35-1-1, having just been defeated by Derek Chisora, and Wilder was 28 years old with an undefeated 30-0 record.
Wilder would move to 31-0 in emphatic fashion, knocking out Scott in just over a minute-and-a-half. Despite this, Scott feels the partnership is perfect and in a recent interview, claimed he expects July 24 to be a very bad night for Fury.
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"After the loss against Fury, by 3am or 4am, it was somewhere around there. We was already in motion and putting the play together on what was going on now.”
"He immediately was already planning, 'Like bro, you're my head guy now.' We knew this from day one that adjustments had to be made and certain things that we wanted to do just have to be put in place.
"It works perfectly, because I believe one of the most imperative things between fighter and training is just not the teaching and learning, [it's] the chemistry.
"In this case, with my mentality and my experience, and my boxing brain, mixed with our chemistry, mixed with everything he's receptive to and learning now – it's going to be a bad, bad night for Fury come this trilogy."
Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III is set to take place on July 24th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles on the line.
- Deontay Wilder
- Tyson Fury
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