Trainer warns Fury to expect 'best version' of Wilder

25 August 2021 23:59:16 GMTPlus11
Malik Scott has backed Deontay Wilder to avenge his defeat to Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder's head trainer Malik Scott says he's "10 times more focused", is training "100 times harder", and promised the "best version" of the American will be on show ​for his trilogy fight against Tyson Fury in October.

Wilder takes on Fury for the third time this autumn and is 3.40 to win in Las Vegas, while the Briton is 1.33 to come out on top in their huge heavyweight showdown.

Third time lucky?

Fury won the second fight between the pair thanks to a seventh-round stoppage in February 2020, after their first bout ended in a draw in December 2018.

The Brit had been in negotiations to finally go up against compatriot Anthony Joshua in a mammoth heavyweight clash, before judge Daniel Weinstein ruled that he had to honour a contractual clause for a third fight with Wilder.

This will be the best version of Deontay Wilder that you have ever seen.

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The two go head-to-head again at Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on 9th October and Wilder's trainer Scott is confident his man will emerge victorious after being impressed with what he's seen from him so far in the build-up.

Scott told Sky Sports: "This Deontay would knock out the old Deontay in two rounds. He is 10 times more focused, training 100 times harder.

"It is a violent camp. His mentality is very violent. This will be the best version of Deontay Wilder that you have ever seen."

Wilder goes into the trilogy fight, which is for the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles, having won 42 of his 44 professional fights - the only blemishes being the previous defeat and draw with Fury.

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