Malik Scott is an American boxing trainer and former professional boxer who fought from 2000 to 2016. He fought Deontay WIlder many years ago.
Last 2014 Malik Scott challenged Wilder but was knocked out in 94 seconds. “The fight opportunity came up,” said Scott.
“I’ve never seen anyone like Malik,” said Wilder. “I always wanted to bring him into the team but the position was always occupied and I’m a loyal person” he added.
The previous coach of Wilder, Mark Breland, threw in the towel to end Wilder’s previous defeat to Fury, has been removed and replaced by Scott.
“Malik is my true brother. Even before me and Malik fought, we were very close,” said Wilder in an interview with Premier Boxing Champions.
“Throughout our careers we have always talked. ” he added.
“I always wanted to bring him in because of his genius and his mindset as a fighter.
“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.
“I am the athlete – with instructions and teachings I am able to perform what he thinks and what he strategizes.”
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