By Mukwuzi Joseph
Deontay Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott has claimed he broke his hand during his enthralling trilogy bout with Tyson Fury.
Wilder, 35, floored Fury, 33, twice in the fourth round in Las Vegas having been brought down himself in the third, before the Briton finally won the fight in the 11th round.
In a hotel room interview with ESNews following the fight, Scott while discussing the fight and what was next for Wilder, disclosed that he broke his hand during the bout.
“We saw the doctor afterward, everything was cool,” Scott said (via Boxing Scene). “He’s got a busted lip, he broke his hand, broke his finger or knuckle. But life goes on.”
“I’ve always said [Fury’s] not good … he’s very good and damn-near great,” Scott continued. “After tonight I’m gonna consider him a great fighter. Much respect … [Wilder] was great, Fury was greater. The best man won. We almost beat him. This was a hell of an experience.”
As far as what’s next for Wilder, Scott said: “Deontay is talking about doing nothing with boxing for quite some time. I want to get him some good rest, especially after this fight because even after the last fight, he was so worked up over time, he really never got to rest. He deserved a good rest. I’m going to make sure he gets it now.”