Deontay Wilder is making sure that his third outing against Tyson Fury goes completely in his favour, and the former WBC heavyweight champion is banking on the “genius” of his trainer Malik Scott.
While Tyson Fury was originally slated to face Anthony Joshua for the undisputed crown, the fight was chucked after Deontay Wilder won his arbitration case for his Trilogy against “The Gypsy King” and the two rivals will lock horns for the third time on 24th July at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Wilder and his team had activated the dispute resolution provision that was a part of the two fight contract he inked with Fury earlier, and the arbitrator, retired judge Daniel Weinstein, ruled the case in favour of Wilder.
Both Fury and Wilder’s latest appearance in the squared circle remains the second time they clashed in February last year, when Fury dominated Wilder and clinched the green and gold belt with a 7th round TKO.
Ever since the loss which was the first time Wilder suffered a defeat in his professional boxing career, he has been focused on getting the rematch with Fury and not only that, ensuring that he wins back the WBC belt.
Deontay Wilder will be utilizing the “genius” of trainer Malik against Fury
A couple of days before Deontay Wilder won his legal case, he made a shock move- replacing his former trainer Jay Deas with Malik Scott, a former heavyweight title contender who fought Wilder back in March 2014.
Since roping in Malik as his new trainer, Wilder has often posted clips from his training drills on Instagram, and the way “The Bronze Bomber” himself describes, he’s thoroughly enjoying the brilliance of his new mentor.
“He’s (Malik) 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,” Wilder said in an interview with Premier Boxing Champions.
Although Wilder was furious with his co-trainer Mark Breland for throwing in the towel against Fury, he did not hold any similar reaction for Deas, but after ditching his longtime mentor, makes one thing clear- Wilder is switching up his game plan to go all out against Fury this time.