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 Last update:  1/24/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Deontay Wilder-Malik Scott in Play For March 15
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By Edward Chaykovsky

Negotiations are ongoing to finalize a heavyweight battle between Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30KOs) and Malik Scott (35-1-1, 12KOs), according to Wilder's manager Jay Deas. Deas told Wilder's hometown paper, the Tuscaloo News, that Wilder-Scott is being targeted for March 15th - which is likely the undercard to Danny Garcia's planned defense of the WBC/WBA junior welterweight titles.

“I can tell you it's a fight that we hope gets made, its a great fight for both guys and I think great for the fans,” Deas said. “I'm hopeful it will (happen) “Malik Scott has a tremendous record and for heavyweight standards he's young, he's tall, he's athletic, he's fast and if that were to work out, that would be a really good challenge."

Tags: Deontay Wilder , Malik Scott , Wilder-Scott , Wilder vs. Scott



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comment by valero, on 01-28-2014
[QUOTE=House of Stone]its actually a step up in class though so as wilder fights go this is the best one yet ... if he blasts scott out in a round then there is seriously something up[/QUOTE] If he bombs Scott out in the first round, bsceners will say Scott took a dive. Especially the Brits w...

comment by TBear, on 01-28-2014
Seems like a dangerous fight for both of them.

comment by BostonGuy, on 01-28-2014
[QUOTE=US Dirk Killer]He fought a brick layer for his last fight... so I'd say this is a step up[/QUOTE] I believe Firtha was golf caddy, not a bricklayer

comment by KJB, on 01-28-2014
[QUOTE=jtown]...that he is being "brought up slow" due to lack of an extensive amateur career?...LAME! He was in the Olympics and is being dubbed the best heavyweight to come down the pike in over a decade (so the criticism is warranted) Besides, bringing a fighter up slow is one thing but what t...

comment by US Dirk Killer, on 01-26-2014
[QUOTE=fokas]It's a sad state of affairs when fighting Malik Scott after 30 fights is considering a step up in competition.[/QUOTE] He fought a brick layer for his last fight... so I'd say this is a step up

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