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Deontay Wilder won't quit boxing after losing to Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder isn't hanging up his gloves.

That's according to trainer Malik Scott who has moved to pour cold water on speculation that the 35-year-old heavyweight might be quitting boxing after losing to Tyson Fury for a second time.

Speaking to iFL TV, Scott said: "Deontay has set his family financially secure so he doesn't have to fight to make a living.

"But retiring is not in his plans at all and not something we've discussed."

And after Wilder's former trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel when he tasted defeat against Fury for the first time in 2020, Scott insists he'd never do the same as his and Wilder's bond "is too tight".

He added: "Over the years of me knowing Deontay, he has always said throwing the towel in with a knockout artist like him wouldn't be tolerated.

"It's something I respected.

"The last knockdown was the worst knockdown and the ref called it off.

"Deontay and Mark never had a relationship outside the gym, they never talked for more than five minutes on a phone call. "Me and Deontay would never fall out and not speak again - our bond is too tight."

While Scott also suggests Wilder will not only remain an active fighter but will also remain at the very top of the tree.

He said: "He (Wilder) will be back in any form he wants to be.

"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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