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Deontay Wilder replaces trainer Jay Deas with Malik Scott

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has hired Malik Scott as his new trainer, who is replacing Wilder’s former trainer Jay Deas, who trained Wilder for a long time.

Deontay Wilder’s boxing career has taken a steep turn since last year, and its clear that “Bronze Bomber” wants to switch things up moving forward. After reigning as the green and gold titleholder across five years and ten title defenses, Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) lost the title in a rematch against Tyson Fury in February last year, which also marked his first career defeat.

Since the 7th round TKO loss against Fury, Wilder is yet to make a return to the squared circle, but his focus has always been on a trilogy fight with the “Gypsy King”, a topic that has created much ruckus between the two.

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First Breland, then Deas: Deontay Wilder’s “ReBirth” with new trainer Malik Scott

On Friday, Deontay Wilder revealed the news about Scott via a short clip on Instagram, where the two was seen being involved in a sparring contest. The caption of the clip read, “An Amazingly Peaceful Session…W/ my brotha and new trainer @malikkingscott @everlast #BombZquad #TilThisDay #ReBirth.”

Scott himself shared the same clip on his Instagram, adding “A peaceful facility has been built for a bunch of chaos to take place🌳..Two time heavyweight champion of the world is upon us.”I’ll bet my life on it”💣⚔️ #Oddguy #Glazzaglaz @bronzebomber To many weapons.⚔️💣🧠”

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This means that Wilder’s stint with Jay Deas, has been his trainer as well as co-manager for years, is finally ending, despite the boxer originally deciding to keep Deas in his team back in November last year.

Although Wilder was furious on his co-trainer Mark Breland for throwing in the towel against Fury, he initially did not have the same reaction for Deas. However, seeing his recent interaction with Scott, its pretty clear that Deas’ days with Wilder is coming to an end.

Interestingly, Scott has formerly locked horns against Wilder. Back in March 2014, a year before Wilder became the WBC titleholder, he defeated “The Noble Artist” in a fight that only lasted for a round, with Scott getting knocked out cold at the 1:36 minute mark.


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