Wilder: “Malik Stopping The Fight Will Never Happen. I Am Willing To Die”

Deontay Wilder is not worried about the corner stopping the fight this time

Deontay Wilder talking with Malik Scott at a press event during fight week
Deontay Wilder talking with Malik Scott

Deontay Wilder is not worried about the corner stopping the fight this time

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41ko) is going into the trilogy against WBC champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21ko) with no worries of his corner stopping the fight. Despite accusing Fury of being a cheater, Wilder has made a significant trainer change going into the trilogy fight.

Now for those that do not remember, the Gypsy King delivered a one-sided beating in their rematch back in February en route to becoming a two-time heavyweight champion. Furthermore, trainer Mark Breland decided to throw in the towel to prevent his fighter from taking unnecessary punishment.

Many inside the boxing community felt this was the right move. A coach is there to save fighters from themselves. Nonetheless, Wilder was extremely pissed. He made it clear that under no circumstances are they to stop the fight. Fans watching live saw how the former champion displayed a visibly upset look on his face. Wilder stated, during the post-fight interview, he preferred going out fighting like a champion over having the fight stopped by the corner.


Eight months later, the former champion eventually got rid of Breland and brought in former fighter/foe Malik Scott. Going into the trilogy fight, Wilder is confident he has the right man to abide by his wishes. During an interview on Boxing with Chris Mannix, he expressed no worries of Scott stopping the fight.

“It will never happen. Malik know I am a warrior, Malik know I am a true king, and with a warrior and true King, you do not throw the towel in with a guy like me no matter what it may seem. I always tell people when I fight, if your stomach can’t digest what your eyes are about to see, you better close your eyes or don’t come. I am willing to die in that ring each and every time.”

Like him or not, no one can deny he has the fighter’s mentality of going out on his shield. So it seems fans can expect either someone getting knocked out or the fight going the distance.

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."