The new trainer of Deontay Wilder – Malik Scott explained what exactly happened after the fight when WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury went to congratulate “The Bronze Bomber”.
Fury KO’d Wilder in the eleventh round after a massive right punch to the head that sent Wilder to the canvas face first. Prior to the bout, there was a great deal of bitterness between them as Wilder believed Fury cheated in their last meeting.
Despite this, the ‘Gypsy King’ approached him to show respect after the KO.
He later told BT Sport: “I said, ‘Well done mate,’ and he said ‘I don’t want to show any sportsmanship or respect’. I said ‘No problem.’
“Very surprised. Sore loser. Idiot.”
Scott’s response was:
“Deontay, obviously, he looks at Fury as a man he had serious issues with concerning certain allegations and certain things he’d seen with his own eyes.
“Tonight, after they released all that energy, he still felt the way he felt.”
The new man in Wilder’s corner admitted the better man won and gave Fury his props:
“I always said in this whole build-up – I never shitted on his skills or the kind of fighter he was,” Scott insisted.
“I’ve always said he’s not ‘good,’ he’s very, very good and damn near ‘great’.
“Well, after tonight I’m gonna consider him a ‘great’ fighter. Much respect to him, much respect to SugarHil. After the last knockdown, the referee waved it off, I had no problem with it.
“Deontay fought his heart out. He was great, Fury was greater tonight. The best man won. The heavyweight division is on fire.”