Deontay Wilder’s trainer confirms he won’t retire after Fury loss

Deontay Wilder’s lead trainer Malik Scott has confirmed that the heavyweight isn’t planning on retiring after his loss to Tyson Fury.

In their electric trilogy showdown last Saturday night we saw Fury and Wilder throw everything but the kitchen sink at one another in order to be the last man standing in their epic saga. Alas, while “The Bronze Bomber” may have knocked Fury to the canvas on two separate occasions, it was “The Gypsy King” who came away with the belt and the bragging rights thanks to a devastating 11th round knockout.

Wilder wanted to go out on his shield and he certainly did, but many have wondered what the cost of that sacrifice will be. Deontay took an incredible amount of damage from Fury and kept coming forward with the physical toll being clear for all to see.

Can Wilder bounce back?

Alas, despite his injuries, the 35-year-old looks set to continue on with his pro boxing career – as confirmed by Malik Scott.

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“Deontay has set his family financially secure so he doesn’t have to fight to make a living,” Scott said.

“But retiring is not in his plans at all and not something we’ve discussed.”

While it seems unlikely that we’ll ever see Wilder fight Fury again, there are definitely some intriguing bouts out there should he decide to take them.

For now, though, the Alabama native will likely take some time off and reflect on the role he played in one of the greatest heavyweight fights in recent memory.

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