Malik Scott: “I Actually Think Wilder Is Going To Be Stronger!”

The Bronze Bomber Bringing More Firepower?!

Malik Scott expects Deontay Wilder to return stronger
Deontay Wilder (L), Malik Scott

Malik Scott Believes The Bronze Bomber Will Be Stronger Than Ever!


Love him or hate him, there is no denying that former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KO’s) is a highly magnetic figure. When he was active in the division, his destructive knockouts and controversial sound-bytes were must-see TV. Naturally, since he has gone silent, there has been a bit of longing for his sensational stoppages. For a good little while it was uncertain whether or not The Bronze Bomber would ever return to the sport.

In his last bout, Wilder was tossed a captivating and quite exquisite beating at the hands of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The knockout loss marked his second straight defeat by stoppage to Fury. Following the loss, The Bronze Bomber evaporated from social media and fielded zero interviews. On the few occasions that he did emerge, he either didn’t comment or was cryptic when asked if he was returning. Luckily for action-lovers, he has finally announced his next match.

THE NEW AND IMPROVED

Among those happiest to see him come back is his friend and chief second, Malik Scott. Scott helmed his corner when Wilder last went to war with Fury and is eager to further their tutelage. While in a recent interview with Fight Hype, Scott made what some may find to be a curious observation.

“It all depends on the fights that they had way before that, the damage that they took way before that. So I would say, before that fight, the only damage that Wilder took, in my humble opinion, was the second fight with Fury. [Luis] Ortiz gave him a hell of a run for his money, especially that first fight.

But besides that, he really didn’t have any wear and tear. If he do have wear and tear, it’s from all the rounds in the gym and stuff like that. So I don’t think there will be any difference in his strength. I actually think he is going to be stronger.”

WHAT REMAINS?

This is a somewhat odd statement because Wilder has been in several gritty battles with fighters the likes of Bermane Stiverne and Artur Szpilka, along with the aforementioned Tyson Fury and Luis Ortiz. Along with these in-ring skirmishes, Wilder has almost prided himself on competing with a broken hand on several occasions. He even has a mild motorcycle accident under his belt.

Therefore, there is no question that The Bronze Bomber has accumulated a substantial amount of wear and tear over the years. In the end though, we will have to wait and see what Wilder has left in the gas tank, mentally and physically, before drawing any hasty conclusions.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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