Deontay Wilder's head trainer, Malik Scott, has provided an update on the former WBC heavyweight champion's health following his eleventh-round knockout loss to Tyson Fury this past Saturday night.
The pair collided in an instant classic trilogy bout that will go down as one of the greatest heavyweight title fights in boxing history, but from the sixth round on, Fury bludgeoned Wilder en route to the KO win and the fight clearly took its toll on the 35-year old Tuscaloosa, Alabama native. Scott spoke with reporter Elie Seckbach after the fight and revealed that Wilder suffered a broken hand, amongst other injuries following the loss.
“We saw the doctor afterward, everything was cool. He's got a busted lip, he broke his hand, broke his finger or knuckle. But life goes on,” Scott said (h/t Boxing Scene). "I really don't want Deontay talking about boxing, doing nothing with boxing for quite some time. I want him to get some good rest, especially after this. I’m going to make sure he gets it. I've always said [Fury’s] not good, he's very good and damn-near great. After tonight I'm gonna consider him a great fighter. Much respect. He (Wilder) was great, Fury was greater. The best man won. We almost beat him. This was a hell of an experience”