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Malik Scott confirms Deontay Wilder fight in March

chisora106By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight talent Malik Scott (36-1-1, 13 KO’s) has confirmed that he’ll be facing unbeaten knockout artist Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30 KO’s) next March in a fight that could take place on March 15th. The fight makes sense for both fighters. Deontay, #3 WBC, #4 WBO, #5 WBA, #12 IBF, keeping busy while waiting for the dust to clear between the fight between Chris Arreola vs. Bermane Stiverne in April for the vacant WBC heavyweight title.

Deontay makes no secret to his desire to face the winner of that fight. Of course, Deontay wouldn’t turn down a title shot from IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko if that fight were offered to him before then. I’m not holding my breath waiting for Wladimir to offer the 6’7″ Deontay a shot without him being his mandatory challenger, and him being faced with a situation where he needs to face Deontay or else be stripped of one of his heavyweight straps.

Malik Scott said this on his social media site:

So there it is. Malik Scott is confirming that the Deontay-Scott fight will take place in March. This is going to be an interesting fight for as long as it lasts, as Scott is an amazing talent with a lot of skills. He’s a really technical fighter capable of out-boxing anyone in the division. Scott’s only loss on his resume was a controversial 6th round stoppage defeat the hands of Dereck Chisora last year in July in London, UK.
Chisora tagged Scott with a looping rabbit punch that hit Scott on the back of the head to put him on the canvas. The referee then for some reason stopped counting after he reached, which is the exact same time that Scott back to his feet. It was a classic blow-it move by the referee, and it reminded me of the God awful stoppages in the Carl Froch vs. George Groves and in the first fight between Enzo Maccarinelli and Ovill McKenzie.

Deontay had this to say about the Malik Scott fight on his twitter: “Yes, that’s my bro [Malik Scott] for life no fight could ever come between that. We both know it’s a business first.”

Deontay defeated Nicolai Firtha by a 4th round stoppage in his last fight in October of 2013. Deontay put on a punching display in annihilating Firtha. It was very impressive performance from Deontay. Besides the win over Firtha, Deontay also stopped Siarhei Liakhovich, Audley Harrison and Matthew Greer in 2013. For 2014, Deontay is hoping to capture a world title. He had previously been pegged to fight for a world title fight in 2013 by the late great trainer Emanuel Steward. Unfortunately, none of the Klitschkos were willing to give Deontay a shot at their titles, and that’s delayed Deontay’s forward progress with his career.

Malik Scott destroyed the capable Grover Young last Friday night in a 2nd round stoppage at the Little Creek Casino Resort, in Shelton, Washington, USA.

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