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‘He’s got the biggest heart in sport’ – Deontay Wilder’s coach chokes back tears as he reflects on brutal Tyson Fury KO

DEONTAY WILDER’S trainer Malik Scott struggled to hold back the tears as he reflected on his man’s defeat to Tyson Fury last night. The Bronze Bomber had his moments in the fight, twice dropping the Gypsy King to the canvas. But it was the Brit that was to prevail once again, leaving Wilder and his […] ...

DEONTAY WILDER’S trainer Malik Scott struggled to hold back the tears as he reflected on his man’s defeat to Tyson Fury last night.

The Bronze Bomber had his moments in the fight, twice dropping the Gypsy King to the canvas.

Malik Scott welled up during his interview
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Deontay Wilder was knocked out in the 11th round of his trilogy bout with Tyson Fury[/caption]

But it was the Brit that was to prevail once again, leaving Wilder and his team to ponder upon what might have been.

Reflecting on last night’s bout, Scott said: “Life goes on, we’ve got to move on. I don’t even want to talk about boxing with him.”

The ESNews interviewer then interjected that Wilder has the ‘biggest heart in boxing’.

To which Scott replied: “I would say this, the biggest heart in sport. Almost the biggest heart in mankind, Deontay Wilder in my opinion is very, very different.

“I’ve never met no one else like him, like I said…”

Scott then visibly welled up, as he fought to shake off tears.

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It was then put to Scott that Wilder is ‘like a brother’ to him, to which he eventually responded: “(It was a) Big fight, tons of emotions. Against a very, very great fighter with a very, very great coach and we almost beat him.

“Just all the emotions in training camp, this was a hell of an experience.”

Scott revealed that Wilder broke his hand and finger during the fight.

And he urged his man to take a prolonged rest from the sport.

He added: “I really don’t want Deontay talking about boxing or doing anything with boxing for quite some time.

He really never got to rest, he deserved a good rest. I’m gonna make sure he gets it

Malik Scott on Deontay Wilder

“I want him to get some good rest, especially after this.

“Even after the last fight he was so worked up. So worked up over the time, and in training and was so excited and so happy to win the arbitration.

“He really never got to rest, he deserved a good rest. I’m gonna make sure he gets it.”

Scott did talk up Oleksandr Usyk as a potential future opponent for Wilder, however, claiming that his man would do ‘ten times better’ against the newly crowned WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champ than Anthony Joshua did.

Scott is keen for Wilder to take a prolonged break from boxing

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