Deontay Wilder’s trainer explains Tyson Fury snub and reveals injuries


There was still lingering bad blood between the two heavyweights (Pictures: EsNews / Getty)

Deontay Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, says the defeated American still harbours doubts about the legitimacy of Tyson Fury’s victories, while he revealed that the Bronze Bomber broke a bone in his hand during Saturday’s fight.

The two heavyweights went toe-to-toe in an all-time classic in Las Vegas as the Gypsy King defended his WBC crown despite being knocked down twice, eventually brutally stopping Wilder in the 11th round.

Both boxers had goaded one another in an extremely heated build-up to the fight and the animosity continued afterwards when Wilder refused to shake Fury’s hand, saying he did not ‘respect’ the lineal champ.

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder

Wilder rejected Fury’s handshake following their thrilling fight (Picture: Getty)

While trainer Scott was far more gracious in his praise of Fury afterwards, he says Wilder is still totally convinced by the accusations he has thrown at his opponent – such as putting weights in his gloves – and cannot simply forgive and forget.

‘Deontay, obviously, he looks at Fury as a man he had serious issues with concerning things that he felt and certain allegations that were out and certain things that he actually saw with his own eyes,’ Scott told EsNews.

‘After they released that energy, all that tension, he still felt the way he felt.

‘When he left the ring and I was following him out, I was going to go shake the competitor’s hand and just tell him you know, “Good fight man”.

‘And when I say the competitors I don’t just mean Tyson Fury, I mean SugarHill, who I always had a great relationship with, he’s a great trainer and I said that even in the build-up, a very good dude.’

Wilder was taken to hospital after the fight but Scott says he is doing well, continuing: ‘He’s good. He’s up in his room, I took him up into his room.

‘He’s seen the doctor afterwards, everything is cool with…

Source : metro

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