While the final result of this latest fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury didn’t go Wilder’s way, you absolutely have to give the “Bronze Bomber” a lot of credit for turning around after a blowout of a second fight and making the third fight as tough as it was.
Wilder is always dangerous and showed that through the fight, taking every opportunity when Fury wasn’t fighting into a clinch to unload power right hands, managing to drop Fury twice in the fourth round.
But according to Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott, Wilder’s ability to use his main weapon was compromised in the fight. In a hotel room interview with ESNews following the fight, Scott discussed the fight and what was next for Wilder.
“We saw the doctor afterward, everything was cool,” Scott said (via Boxing Scene). “He’s got a busted lip, he broke his hand, broke his finger or knuckle. But life goes on.”
“I’ve always said [Fury’s] not good ... he’s very good and damn-near great,” Scott continued. “After tonight I’m gonna consider him a great fighter. Much respect … [Wilder] was great, Fury was greater. The best man won. We almost beat him. This was a hell of an experience.”
As far as what’s next for Wilder? Nothing, if Scott has anything to say about it.
“Deontay is talking about doing nothing with boxing for quite some time,” Scott said. “I want to get him some good rest, especially after this fight because even after the last fight, he was so worked up over time, he really never got to rest. He deserved a good rest. I’m going to make sure he gets it now.”
A lot of controversy has come out following the fight over Wilder refusing to shake Fury’s hand, and Scott attributes that to Deontay being a true believer when it comes to cheating allegations he levied against the Fury camp through their fights.
“Deontay, obviously, looks at Fury as a man he had serious issues with concerning things, like certain allegations that were out and certain things that he had seen with his own eyes,” Scott said. “Tonight, after they released all that energy, all that tension, he still felt the way he felt.”