Image: Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder in negotiations for Saudi Arabia fight confirms trainer Malik Scott

By Charles Brun: Deontay Wilder’s fitness instructor Malik Scott verifies that settlements are underway for a fight against Anthony Joshua in December in Saudi Arabia.

Scott is enthusiastic the fight in between the 2 previous heavyweight champs Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) and Joshua can get made since he feels that it’s a match that would be “helpful for boxing” if it gets made.

In his interview today, Malik was all over the location, speaking about Joshua, Usyk, and Ruiz. At points, it simply looked like Malik was yammering a stream of awareness without making much sense—such a complicated mess.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn hasn’t discussed who AJ intends on combating in December, however it was formerly thought that it’d be Wilder or Tyson Fury.  Those are the battles the Saudis would be most thinking about staging in their nation in December.

Many boxing fans are skeptical that Hearn would permit his golden goose Joshua anywhere near Wilder, as he’s a gigantic puncher that might damage what’s left of AJ’s profession with a single blow.

Most would concur that Joshua looked shy & scared of his own shadow in his efficiency against Jermaine Franklin on April 1st.

“I can state that those reports hold true, [Joshua-Wilder] settlements are going on, and huge battles are going to be taking place, not simply with us, with a great deal of leading heavyweights,” stated Malik Scott to iFL television, the fitness instructor for Deontay Wilder on a fight with Anthony Joshua. “That’s the only fight I desire for Deontay.”

Wilder’s supervisor Shelly Finkel hasn’t spoken out to verify whether the settlements with Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) are certainly going on, so we’ve got to take what what Malik Scott is stating with a grain of salt. It might be simply wishful thinking on his part.

“If we might fight Usyk, since he’s got all the belts, that’s a six-round fight for Deontay. I’m great with Deontay combating Anthony Joshua. It’s not simply helpful for boxing. It’s helpful for many factors and it’s a reward to society, a reward to culture.

“Deontay desires the fight. This entire side over here desires the fight. We’ll see what AJ does now; the ball remains in his court, so we’ll see how he will benefit from it. We’re prepared,” stated Scott. Deontay is aiming to fight the Furys, the Usyks, the Ruizs.”


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