Deontay Wilder: “Genius” coach will have a plan for Fury, I will implement it
As former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder prepares for this third fight against Tyson Fury on July 24, Wilder has elevated Malik Scott to a leading role in his training camp. Since Wilder’s stoppage loss to Fury in their second meeting, Wilder has unceremoniously parted ways with coach Mark Breland, and although Jay Deas remains out of Wilder’s camp, he is the former opponent. and longtime training partner Malik Scott who is now leading the charge.
“Malik is my real brother. Even before Malik and I fought, we were very close ”, said Wilder. “Throughout our career, we have always spoken. I always wanted to bring him because of his genius and his fighting spirit. He’s a genius in his mind, he knows what to do, but he just didn’t have the athletic body to be able to perform what’s in his head.
Wilder would go on to say he had the athleticism to implement Scott’s strategy, and he plans to do just that to claim Fury’s redemption. Scott says he thinks chemistry is just as important between a fighter and a trainer as any real teaching and he and Wilder have a lot of it after spending so many training camps together.
In fact, to let Scott say it, it will be a bad night for Tyson Fury next month and Wilder couldn’t be more comfortable than having a familiar, friendly face in mind. We’ll see exactly what game plan Scott comes up with and how well Wilder is able to perform next month when the first bell rings!