Heavyweight Deontay Wilder is not going to be quitting boxing after dropping to Tyson Fury for a second time, says the American’s lead coach Malik Scott.
“Deontay has set his household financially safe so he would not should struggle to make a residing,” Scott instructed iFL TV.
“However retiring just isn’t in his plans in any respect and never one thing we have mentioned.”
Wilder and Fury contested a controversial attract December 2018 earlier than the Briton received the February 2020 rematch when Wilder’s then-trainer Mark Breland threw the towel into the ring within the seventh spherical.
That transfer angered Wilder a lot that he dismissed Breland and changed him with Scott, a fighter he had defeated in 2014.
Within the third Fury-Wilder bout, each males have been knocked down – Fury twice within the fourth and Wilder within the third and tenth rounds earlier than a 3rd knockdown within the eleventh noticed the referee cease the struggle.
Scott, 40, stated there was not a second when he thought-about ending the competition.
“Through the years of me understanding Deontay, he has all the time stated throwing the towel in with a knockout artist like him would not be tolerated,” added Scott.
“It is one thing I revered. The final knockdown was the worst knockdown and the ref known as it off.
“Deontay and Mark by no means had a relationship exterior the health club, they by no means talked for greater than 5 minutes on a telephone name. Me and Deontay would by no means fall out and never converse once more – our bond is simply too tight.”
Wilder was world champion for greater than 5 years from 2015 and has 42 wins, together with 41 inside the gap, from 45 fights.
“He shall be again in any kind he desires to be,” stated Scott. “He is a big-time fighter and he would not belong down there with the opposite guys, he must be in high-level fights and major occasions.
“Deontay Wilder was nice on Saturday, however Tyson Fury was even larger – it was an amazing evening of boxing for the heavyweight division.
“It’s a must to give Fury credit score for having a superb chin and getting up. Fury is a legend and among the best within the heavyweight division in any period, and it is the identical about Deontay.”