DEONTAY WILDER’S new trainer Malik Scott believes the American heavyweight will knock Tyson Fury out in their trilogy fight on July 24.
Scott predicts the Bronze Bomber will end the scrap inside five rounds because he’s ‘greater’ than the reigning WBC champ.
According to talkSPORT’s Michael Benson, the trainer told the press: “I consider Fury a great boxer, Wilder is just greater.”
Many will be surprised by Scott’s comments after Fury, 32, outclassed Wilder, 35, in their December 2018 draw before stopping him 14 months later.
The former heavyweight champ hired Scott in June to get him perfect shape for the trilogy fight, calling him a ‘genius’.
Wilder said: “Malik is my true brother. Even before me and Malik fought, we were very close.
“Throughout our careers we have always talked. I always wanted to bring him in because of his genius and his mindset as a fighter.
“He’s a genius in his mind, he knows what to do, but he just didn’t have the athletic body to be able to perform what’s in his head.
“I am the athlete – with instructions and teachings I am able to perform what he thinks and what he strategies.”
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Scott last fought professionally in November 2016, finishing with a 38-3-1 record.
The 40-year-old got close to challenging for a heavyweight title, suffering defeats to big-name stars Derek Chisora, Luis Ortiz and Wilder.
The Bronze Bomber has also received praise from ex-cruiserweight Tony Bellow, who claims Wilder is ‘biggest punching heavyweight since Mike Tyson’.
The upcoming bout is arguably the American’s biggest to date, with ex-promoter Lou DiBella claiming Wilder’s ‘career is on the line’.
But the Gypsy King remains the favourite and has been mocking his opponent by training in his WBC belt.
And former welterweight Paulie Malignaggi has backed Fury to run through Wilder like an ’18-wheeler’ in Las Vegas.
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