By Miguel Rivera
Undefeated heavyweight Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (30-0, 30KOs) is not looking forward to Saturday's fight, because he has to face a good friend in the ring - Malik Scott (36-1-1, 13KOs). They will trade punches at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon City, Puerto Rico.
A lot is on the line. The World Boxing Council has deemed the bout a semi-final eliminator. Friendship or not, Wilder has promised to score knockout number 31.
"I know Malik. He is my brother and my friend. He's a great fighter, but this is a business and now I have him in front of me. But although he is my friend, it is not my intention to compromise my impeccable brand. It's going to be a great fight with a lot of suspense and action, and I predict it will be another fight where I finish by knockout. It's sad, I have to knock my brother out. But this is boxing," Wilder told Carlos Narvaez.