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Deontay Wilder-Malik Scott in Play For March 15

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thurman on 01-28-2014

[QUOTE=House of Stone;14173819]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…

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;14173894]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;14173811]...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…

Comment by US Dirk Killer on 01-26-2014

[QUOTE=fokas;14173825]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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