Coach Malik Scott views the delay for his fighter Deontay Wilder’s trilogy match against WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury as a positive because it now gives them more time to prepare for the fight on October 9th.
Interestingly, Malik doesn’t believe Fury’s COVID-19 excuse for why he couldn’t face the talented former WBC champion Deontay (42-1-1, 41 KOs) on their originally scheduled date of July 24th.
Malik Scott opens up on Tyson Fury
Although Malik isn’t saying what he feels is the true reason for Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) pulling out of the fight, he may believe he wasn’t ready physically to get back in the ring with the big-punching Deontay.
Fury has been a man about town since his victory over Wilder last year, and he’s been lapping up the compliments from the back-slappers.
Malik Scott to spoke to Talksport about the postponement of the Fury vs. Wilder 3 fight and said:
“It’s a great thing. I said Fury wasn’t making it out of five rounds before. But now, since we have more time, it’s really about to get ugly. When you’re getting complimented the way Fury has by his fans, it’s got to be hard for him to go back to the torture of training camp. To be sure, the ‘Gypsy King’ Fury didn’t want to face Wilder a third time, as the money he’s going to get is nowhere near the $100 million smackers that he would have gotten had his undisputed clash with IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua ahead for August 14th. Moreover, there had been nasty rumors about Fury getting knocked about by his young 21-year-old sparring partner Jared Anderson during preparation for the July 24th fight against the 6’7″ Deontay.
Also, there had been some rumors about Fury getting knocked about by his young 21-year-old sparring partner Jared Anderson during preparation for the July 24th fight against Wilder.