Deontay Wilder knocks Fury out inside 5 rounds – Malik Scott

By Boxing News - 08/25/2021 - Comments

By Charles Brun:  Trainer Malik Scott predicts a quick surgical knockout of former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay’s Bronze Bomber Wilder against Tyson Fury on October 9th in their long-awaited trilogy match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Scott says Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is on another level than he was the last time he fought ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) in 2020, and that he’s coming into the contest with a “violent” mindset, wanting to do damage to Fury.

Some believe that Fury has become a bon vivant since his win over Deontay a year ago, socializing, lapping up the praise of the back slappers, and enjoying the millions that he’s made.

We now see Fury wearing expensive clothes and no seemingly lost the fighting man spirit that had made him a success in boxing.

During Fury’s interviews, he seems lost in reverie, talking endlessly about his wins over Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko and sounding like a retired fighter rather than an active champion with many tough fights ahead of him.

Fury plagued by bad luck

At this point, we don’t even know if Fury will make it into the ring, as he’s been having problems ever since beating Wilder a year ago.

Image: Deontay Wilder knocks Fury out inside 5 rounds - Malik Scott

Fury chose not to satisfy his rematch clause by fighting Wilder in late 2020, and then he missed out on a fight with Anthony Joshua.

The coup de grace was Fury coming down with COVID-19, resulting in the postponement of the July 24th fight with Deontay.

Perhaps it’s just as well, though, because, with the rumors of Fury getting royally thrashed by his 21-year-old sparring partner Jared Anderson, he clearly wasn’t ready to share the ring with the 6’7″ Deontay in July.

Things have been REALLY falling apart for Fury since his big win over Wilder in February 2020.

“Deontay will knock Fury out inside of five rounds,” said Malik Scott to Sky Sports.

“Fury fights with his hands down, at times with his chin up, at times he comes forwards, at times he is close with his hands down.

“He has been knocked down by guys who hit less hard than Deontay. He is very vulnerable,” said Scott about Fury.

The way Fury fights is virtually identical to former two-division world champion Billy Joe Saunders, who recently stopped by Canelo Alvarez last May.

Saunders had his hands down by his sides, leaning forward when Canelo nailed him with a massive uppercut in the 8th round that fractured his left orbital bone.

Not surprisingly, the fight had to be stopped after the round had ended because Saunders was in no condition to continue fighting.

Fury paid the price of fighting with his hands down against Wilder in their first fight in 2018 when he was knocked cold in the 12th round.

Winning by any means necessary

In their rematch last year, Fury escaped a second knockout when he brained Wilder with a beautiful textbook rabbit punch in the third round, rendering ‘The Bronze Bomber’ noll & void for the remainder of the fight.

For all intents and purposes, Wilder’s ex-trainer Mark Breland might as well have stopped the fight after the third round because he was basically done for the night after getting clipped by a right-hand rabbit shot from Fury.

Wilder’s legs and balance were gone after getting hit with that punch behind the head, which the referee missed and scored as a knockdown rather than a foul on Fury’s part.

Yeah, it was an illegal punch by Fury, but the referee missed it, so you can’t blame him for throwing it. With the success that Fury had with being able to throw rabbit punches without being disqualified last time out, you can expect him to go back to that in the trilogy match on October 9th.

Fury has already made it clear that it’s not broke, why fix it in terms of changing his game plan for the third fight with Wilder.

This Deontay would knock out the old Deontay in two rounds. He is 10 times more focused, training 100 times harder,” continued Scott.

“It is a violent camp. His mentality is very violent.

“This will be the best version of Deontay Wilder that you have ever seen,” said Scott.