Deontay Wilder has no plans to retire, American boxer’s trainer Malik Scott said, after he was knocked out by Britain’s Tyson Fury in their fight for the WBC world heavyweight championship on Saturday.
Fury (31-0-1) endured an early push from Wilder to outbox him and landed the deciding blow in the 11th round to close out his trilogy and remain the undefeated linear champion.
“Deontay has financially secured his family so he doesn’t have to fight for a living,” Scott told iFL TV. “But retiring is not in their plans at all and it is not something we have discussed.”
Scott said Wilder (42-2-1) deserved to have more high-level fights and be involved in main events. “Deontay looked great on Saturday, but Fury was better, it was a great night of boxing for the heavyweight division,” he added.
“You have to give Fury credit for having a good chin and getting up. Fury is a legend, ”he said.