‘He’s Going To Be Stronger’: Malik Scott Believes Wilder Will Make Comeback Against Helenius
All is not lost as Deontay Wilder prepares for a return fight to make amends for his shortcomings
under the supervision of his trainer and friend, Malik Scott.
Following back-to-back, staggering knockout defeats at the hands of the Gypsy King, the 36-year-old veteran is now set to face Robert Helenius later this year and is already breaking a sweat in the gym to prepare himself for the bout.
Malik Scott joined Wilder’s camp before the Fury Trilogy fight and has made some tunings to the Bronze Bomber’s game attributes and strategy.
Talking to Fight Hype, Scott gave an insight into how Wilder has been doing in the fight camp
lately, and what can we expect from him on his return.
“It all depends on the fights they had way before that, and the damage they took way before that,” Scott said when asked if Wilder will be the same fighter as he was before taking those Fury punishments.
“So I would say before [the third Fury fight], the only damage that Deontay took…was the second fight with Fury. I mean, [Luis] Ortiz gave him a helluva run for his money, especially that first fight — but besides that he don’t really have no wear and tear.”
Scott continued, “I actually think he’s going to be stronger. I think he’s going to be more agile. Deontay’s going to be just fine, because he wants it and he’s extremely mentally tough.”
Scott believes that age is just a number for a fighter like Wilder, as he has been putting time in
the gym and making steady progress to get in shape.
“Deontay is working at a very, very high level now that he never worked at before. So he’s
learning, I’m teaching and learning, and we [are] on this mission together and second reign, I’m
gonna wait for it.”