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‘We all know what’s up’ – Deontay Wilder claims coach Malik Scott WON return fight despite shock loss to MMA star

DEONTAY WILDER claimed coach Malik Scott WON his return fight – despite officially losing on points.

Heavyweight Scott, who has not boxed since defeat to Luis Ortiz in 2016, returned in an exhibition bout against Russian MMA star Sergei Kharitonov.

Deontay Wilder’s coach Malik Scott returned against Sergei Kharitonov

Malik Scott was beaten by Sergei Kharitonov on points

The fight started well for Scott, 41, who scored a knockdown in Belarus before being floored himself.

But after six rounds Kharitonov, 41, who fought in MMA last in January, was given the judges verdict.

Ex-WBC champion Wilder, 36, who is now trained by Scott, praised his coach and hinted at a robbery loss.

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He wrote on Instagram: “Congratulations on the victory bro @malikkingscott we all know what’s up so blessing King.

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“Now get your crazy ass back on this side of the grass lol I love you bro.”

Scott, who was knocked out by Wilder in 2014, is a long-time friend of the American’s and a former sparring partner.

But after defeat to Tyson Fury, 33, in 2020, Wilder elevated Scott from an assistant coach to head trainer.

They worked together for the trilogy bout with Fury last October, which ended in a round 11 defeat.

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Scott has been focussing mainly on coaching in recent years but laced them up again for his comeback fight.

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He wrote on Instagram: “Felt good being back under the lights last night.

“It’s been almost 7yrs since the last time I gloved up..4yrs since the last time I did some serious sparring.

“When your always busy teaching the craft and learning the craft it keep’s you in some kind of good physical shape.

“Wins, losses, Disappointments, etc I’m grateful for every experience and lesson that come from this noble art.”


Deontay Wilder and coach Malik Scott

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