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Malik Scott On Deontay Wilder’s Future: It’s A Blessing To Be In His Position

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Malik Scott On Deontay Wilder’s Future: It’s A Blessing To Be In His Position

Trainer Malik Scott believes Deontay Wilder is in an enviable position as the latter contemplates retiring from boxing.

Wilder, the former WBC titleholder from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, recently hinted that his 3rd match versus Tyson Fury this past summer season may possibly have been the previous time he enters a boxing ring. Fury won by 11th round TKO in a thriller.

“It’s combined inner thoughts mainly because in the end I have accomplished all my ambitions in this activity,” Wilder explained to Kevin Hart on an episode of Cold as Balls. “I explained to my daughter when she was just one that I’d be a champion and I’d be in a position to assist her beyond her perception.

“I’ve accomplished that. There’s a ton of issues that I’ve accomplished that I really feel I have to verify to anybody simply because I’ve already established. Need to I push forward? Must I give it a go 1 additional time? Or really should I just retire and concentrate on the other issues that I already have, other factors that I want to get into?”  

Scott, who grew to become Wilder’s head coach heading into the third match versus Tyson Fury, says he will guidance Wilder in whichever he chooses to do. Suffice to say, Scott thinks Wilder has absolutely nothing still left to demonstrate.

“I know people today have been hearing about Deontay,” Scott explained to Boxing News. “He has spoken about getting the possibility to retire which is genuine. Like I told him the other working day, it’s a blessing to be in his situation. I advised Deontay: bro, you can do no matter what it is you want to do. If you keep in the recreation, you turn out to be two-time heavyweight winner of the earth. If you retire, you’ve got anything that you came for. Possibly way, you acquire.

“Do you know how several fighters that aren’t in that position? They combat mainly because they have to, they literally can not retire. The male commenced in this activity mainly because he needed to get treatment of his daughter, he’s done that. And he became [WBC] heavyweight champion of the world…and he’s made fiscal gains…and wise investments. He’s in a hell of a placement, man.” 

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