Deontay Wilder has no plans to retire, the American boxer’s trainer Malik Scott said, after he was knocked out by Briton Tyson Fury in their WBC heavyweight world championship fight on the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Fury (31-0-1) withstood an early storm to outbox Wilder and landed the knockout punch in the 11th round to finish their trilogy and defend his single linear title.
“Deontay has financially secured his family, so he doesn’t have to fight for a living,” Scott told iFL TV.
“However, he has no plans to retire, and we haven’t discussed it.”
Wilder (42-2-1) deserves more high-level fights and main-event bouts, according to Scott.
“On Saturday, Deontay was fantastic, but Fury was even better — it was a fantastic night of boxing for the heavyweight division,” he said.
“Fury deserves respect for having a strong chin and standing up. Deontay is a legend, one of the finest heavyweight fighters of all time, and Fury is the same.”