Deontay Wilder coach Malik Scott explained that Wilder’s feelings towards Tyson Fury haven’t changed after their incredible trilogy fight on Saturday night.
The “Gypsy King” and the “Bronze Bomber” produced a legendary battle for the ages as they were both knocked down twice before Fury won by KO in round 11.
Fury KOd Wilder to retain heavyweight title
It was Fury who made the first breakthrough, beating Wilder in the third round.
However, the American recovered quickly and defeated the Briton twice in the fourth.
Fury eventually regained control and punished Wilder consistently until the tenth round, where he made another breakthrough and knocked him down for the second time.
Surprisingly, Wilder got back on his feet but was knocked out with an eleventh right hook as Fury successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title.
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Wilder didn’t want to talk to Fury after the fight
Before the fight, there was a lot of bitterness between them as Wilder believed Fury had cheated the last time they met.
Despite this, the ‘Gypsy King’ approached him to show him respect after the knockout.
He then told BT Sport: “I said, ‘Well done, mate’, and he said ‘I don’t want to show sportsmanship or respect’. I said ‘No problem.’
” Very surprised. Sore loser. Idiot. “
Wilder’s coach Scott told ESNews in response: “Deontay, obviously, he sees Fury as a man he had serious issues with regarding some of the allegations and things that he had seen with his own eyes.
“Tonight, after releasing all that energy, he was still feeling what he was feeling. “
It was Wilder’s first fight with Scott as a coach
Despite Wilder’s reaction, Scott himself gave Fury a lot of credit.
“I’ve always said in all of this preparation – I never blamed his skills or the kind of fighter he was,” Scott insisted.
“I always said he wasn’t ‘good’, that he was very, very good, and that he was almost ‘awesome’.
“Well, after tonight I’m going to consider him a ‘great’ fighter.
“A lot of respect for him, a lot of respect for SugarHill…
“After the last knockdown, the referee waved it over, I had no problem with that.
“Deontay fought with all his heart. He was awesome, Fury was taller tonight.
“The best have won. The heavyweight division is on fire.