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Deontay Wilder’s head coach has boldly claimed that he has never seen the Bronze Bomber “this hungry before” and his only concern is “Fury not showing up” on October 9.
Wilder was set to face Tyson Fury in a highly anticipated trilogy bout in July, scheduled for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The contest was set to take place almost a year-and-a-half on from Fury’s stunning seventh-round knockout of Wilder in their previous fight, and the Gypsy King was set to enter the trilogy clash as a heavy favourite.
However, on July 8 ESPN reported that multiple people in Fury’s camp had tested positive for COVID-19, including the current WBC heavyweight champion himself.
The original date was scrapped shortly after, and the clash is now set to take place on October 9.
Despite the delay, Deontay Wilder’s new head coach, Malik Scott, is only concerned about “Fury not showing up” and believes there are two reasons why the Bronze Bomber will be able to conquer the Gypsy King when they face off again.
“Well, for one, because I’m training him now. For two, I’ve never seen him this hungry before, I’ve never seen him this receptive for the craft.”
“I’ve never seen him want to dismantle another man so bad. Not at all.
“My only concern is that we are in this scenario with an admitted headcase. My only concern is Fury not showing up.”
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Wilder and Scott joined forces earlier this year, after Wilder fired long-time coach Mark Breland following his first career loss against Fury in 2020.
Scott and Wilder are close friends now, but first crossed paths in 2014, when they faced off in a heavyweight clash in Puerto Rico.
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 one minute and thirty-six seconds. It remains one of the fastest victories in Wilder’s career.
Wilder and Fury are set to face off on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The clash will now take place nearly 20 months on from their previous fight, which saw Fury knock out Wilder in just seven rounds.
- Deontay Wilder
- Tyson Fury
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