American won’t stop after second loss against Tyson Fury, says trainer Malik Scott – SPORT NEWS PEDIA

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Heavyweight Deontay Wilder won’t quit boxing after his second loss to Tyson Fury, US head coach Malik Scott says.

Wilder, 35, was knocked out by Fury in the 11th round on Saturday in a thrilling WBC world championship fight in Las Vegas.

“Deontay has secured his family financially so he doesn’t have to fight to earn a living,” Scott told iFL TV.

“But retiring is not in his plans at all and we haven’t talked about that.”

Wilder and Fury contested a controversial draw in December 2018 before the Briton won the February 2020 rematch when Wilder’s then-trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel in the seventh round.

That move angered Wilder so much that he fired Breland and replaced him with Scott, a fighter he defeated in 2014.

In the third Fury-Wilder match, both men were knocked down – Fury twice in the fourth and Wilder in the third and 10th rounds before a third knockdown in the 11th saw the referee stop the fight.

Scott, 40, said there was never a moment when he considered ending the match.

“In the years I’ve known Deontay, he’s always said it wouldn’t be tolerated to throw in the towel on a knockout performer like him.”

“It’s something I respected. The last knockdown was the worst knockdown and the ref called it off.

“Deontay and Mark have never been in a relationship outside of the gym, they have never talked for more than five minutes on a phone call. Me and Deontay would never argue and stop talking – our bond is too close.”

Wilder was a world champion for more than five years as of 2015, and has 42 wins, 41 of them in the distance, from 45 fights.

“He will come back in any form he wants,” Scott said. “He’s a great fighter and he doesn’t belong there with the other guys, he has to be in high-level fights and in main events.

“Deontay Wilder was great on Saturday, but Tyson Fury was even better – it was a great boxing night for the heavyweight division.

“You have to give Fury credit for having a good chin and standing up. Fury is a legend and one of the best in the heavyweight division of any era, and so is Deontay.”

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