Deontay Wilder's trainer responds to retirement calls following Tyson Fury loss
Deontay Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott does not expect his fighter to retire following his heavy defeat to Tyson Fury.
Fury dropped the Bronze Bomber in the third, 10th and 11th rounds in Las Vegas on Saturday night to defend his WBC belt and extend his unbeaten record.
Wilder, 33, was sent to hospital as a precaution following the defeat, and several pundits and fans have since said the American should retire.
Johnny Nelson, the former British cruiserweight champion, said: ‘Deontay has made a lot of money and made a few enemies. How will his heart feel right now? How will his appetite feel right now?
‘I was surprised that he fought again after the last fight and I’ll be surprised if we see him again now. I’ll be very surprised.’
Tyson Fury’s wife, Paris, also suggested Wilder should walk away from the sport after the second successive defeat of his career, but trainer Scott believes he will continue his boxing career.
‘I seriously doubt that. I seriously, seriously doubt that,’ Scott told iFL TV when asked if Wilder could retire.
‘But if that is the case and that should so happen, he put the work in and has set himself and his family up already.
‘He don’t have to fight, that’s the only reason I’m saying I’m not certain. We’re talking about someone who doesn’t need to fight for a living, he’s financially set up and secure.’
Former boxer Scott added: ‘We’ll see. Retirement is not in our plans or in his plans at all, that’s not something we discuss.
‘We just know last night we fought a very, very good boxer.
“Knock me spark out, then I’ve lost. Fail in that, then I’ll come back and I’ll hunt you down!”@Tyson_Fury on that incredible 4th round! ð²#FuryWilder3 pic.twitter.com/fmSH3wGXqH
‘Before last night I said we’re not going against a good fighter, we’re against a very, very good fighter. But after last night I have to give him a great fighter.’
On Sunday, Scott confirmed Wilder ‘broke his hand’ during the defeat at the T-Mobile Arena. The Bronze Bomber quickly left the ring and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
‘We saw the doctor afterward, everything was cool,’ he told ESNews. ‘He’s got a busted lip, he broke his hand, broke his finger or knuckle. But life goes on.’
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