Malik Scott the trainer of former WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has urged current unified world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk to fight Wilder next. Scott, who is no short of vocal support for Wilder, voiced his views regarding the encounter citing current WBC world champion Tyson Fury’s erratic behaviour. Scott believes it unpredictable what Fury will do stating he has retired and un-retired several times since April.
Wilder returned to the ring last month following an absence of over a year following his knockout defeat to Fury. Wilder knocked out Robert Helenius inside a round to secure a final eliminator against Andy Ruiz. Usyk in turn has imposed a deadline on Fury for a fight to take place with a date of March 4th.
Malik Scott, speaking to ES News, has challenged Usyk to face Wilder next but did state that the Ukrainian needs to be respected.
“I think he should hold off on Fury and wait for us, just fight us. One, because there’s no telling what Fury’s going to do. There’s no telling," Scott told ES News.
“Plus I’m just greedy, I like the position that my guy, Deontay, is in right now – mentally, physically, spiritually. He’s just in a very dangerous space right now, and I want Usyk to fight the most dangerous fighter in the world. Like I said, don’t nobody respect Usyk on US soil the way that I do – but I also know who I’m training is the most lethal fighter in the history of the sport.”