Deontay Wilder’s Trainer Praises Tyson Fury, Discloses Fight Injury

Deontay Wilder

The trainer of Deontay Wilder, Malik Scott, has to give credit where it’s due to Tyson Fury.

There was no love lost between Wilder and Fury going into their trilogy fight. “The Bronze Bomber” hurled lots of cheating accusations Fury’s way. In the end, fans received a thrilling heavyweight fight that ended in the perfect way to put a bow on a trilogy. After trading knockdowns in the fight, Fury knocked out Wilder in the 11th round to retain the WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Titles.

Speaking to ESNews after the fight, Scott revealed that Deontay Wilder has a broken hand (h/t

“We saw the doctor afterward, everything was cool. He’s got a busted lip, he broke his hand, broke his finger or knuckle. But life goes on.”

Scott went on to say that despite his own war of words with Fury, he had to give him the respect he deserves.

“I’ve always said [Fury’s] not good, he’s very good and damn-near great. After tonight I’m gonna consider him a great fighter. Much respect … [Wilder] was great, Fury was greater. The best man won.

“We almost beat him. This was a hell of an experience … I want Deontay to get some good rest after this. I’m going to make sure he gets it.” 

Don’t expect a cool sportsmanship moment from Fury and Wilder, however. Fury claims that he attempted to be a “gentleman” to Wilder after the fight, but “The Bronze Bomber” told him he still didn’t want to show him respect.

Fury is now likely to wait for who wins the inevitable rematch between WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua. “AJ” has a rematch clause that he plans on exercising. Usyk defeated Joshua via unanimous decision back in their Sept. title fight.