The full extent of Deontay Wilder’s bruising fight against Tyson Fury has been revealed.
Wilder lost few admirers on Sunday, lasting it out in a fierce battle with the Gypsy King until being eventually stopped in the 11th round.
His inspired effort came at a price though, with trainer Malik Scott detailing the long list of injuries suffered by Wilder as a result of the bout.
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“He’s got a busted lip, he broke his hand, his finger or something like that is broken,” Scott told ESNews.
“But life goes on. I really don’t want Deontay talking about boxing, doing nothing with boxing for quite some time. I want him to get some good rest, especially after this.”
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While there was plenty of respect within the boxing community for Wilder’s effort, he did not extend that to Fury, rejecting his opponent’s handshake following their bout.
Trainer Scott was more willing to praise Fury but also revealed for Wilder’s icy reaction.
“Deontay looks at Fury as a man he had serious issues with concerning things that he felt and certain allegations that were out and certain things that he actually saw with his own eyes,” Scott said.
“After they released that energy, all that tension, he still felt the way he felt.
“When he left the ring and I was following him out, I was going to go shake the competitor’s hand and just tell him you know, ‘Good fight man’.
“And when I say the competitors I don’t just mean Tyson Fury, I mean SugarHill, who I always had a great relationship with, he’s a great trainer and I said that even in the build-up, a very good dude.”
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Scott also went on to reveal what the pair spoke about during Wilder’s time at the hospital.
“I ran the whole night through him bit by bit,” he said.
“I told him how he was doing in the shake-out, I told him how he was looking in the walk-out, I told him how he was relaxed.
“I told him in the first round how he came out, he did great, he did everything we worked on, he took control of the centre of the ring. I told him things I didn’t like that we’ve got to continue to work on.”