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Wilder will not quit boxing, trainer Malik Scott says

Deontay Wilder will not be quitting boxing after losing to Tyson Fury for a second time, says the American’s lead trainer Malik Scott.

Wilder, 35, was knocked out in the 11th round by Fury in a thrilling WBC world championship fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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

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

Wilder was world champion for more than five years from 2015 and has 42 wins, including 41 inside the distance, from 45 fights.

“He will be back in any form he wants to be,” said Scott. “He’s a big-time fighter and he doesn’t belong down there with the other guys, he needs to be in high-level fights and main events.

“Deontay Wilder was great on Saturday, but Tyson Fury was even greater – it was a great night of boxing for the heavyweight division.

“You have to give Fury credit for having a good chin and getting up. Fury is a legend and one of the best in the heavyweight division in any era, and it’s the same about Deontay.”

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