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Malik Scott Reshapes Body, Ready For 2/18 Texas Card

Los Angeles - The very talented, big and gifted undefeated heavyweight, Malik Scott (32-0, 11 KOs) is back in business after over three years out of the ring, but still a young 31-year-old.  Scott will be fighting  Kendrick Releford (22-15-2, 10 KOs) on February 18, from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas underneath the "Triple Threat" event featuring Paul Williams, Tavoris Cloud and Chris Arreola.  Although Scott owns a unanimous decision over the tough veteran in Releford, this bout is more about what Malik will bring into the ring next Saturday than who he's fighting.

OUT WITH THE OLD

The experts and media all agree, Scott has all the tools to win every time he steps into the ring.  But thats where the rub is, when winning is just not good enough.  It's the way he wins that has not endeared him to the fans and media looking for that next great American to hold the heavyweight championship.  Fans want aggressive actions from their fighters today, along with everyone else, and Scott believes he got the message loud and clear and is prepared to add the last remaining ingredient to his natural born skills; "just fight!"

IN WITH THE NEW

"I've come back strong from a lot of adversity and climbed a lot of obstacles to get to this point, physically and mentally," said Scott.  "I'm totally reincarnated, and a completely different fighter than I was before, and I'm ready to show the people that a powerful American in the heavyweight division is right here, and I'm prepared to reintroduce them to that person next Saturday."

The pictures above illustrate the mindset of Scott in shedding many excess pounds toward his return to the ring with an estimated weight loss close to 30 pounds from when he last entered the ring.

"I'm excited to be fighting on SHOWTIME EXTREME, and I plan on taking full advantage of the opportunity. Kendrick Releford is a tough fighter, which is what I wanted in order to make a statement in my comeback fight.  May God be with him when he gets in the ring with me.  It is imperative for me to be aggressive and make people notice and I believe its all going to pay off come February 18 in Corpus Christi."

Promoter Dan Goossen said about Scott, "It's ironic, an undefeated big heavyweight, good-looking, great personality, well-spoken and still winning hasn't been good enough, which I understand as boxing fan.  We (fans) want our fighters to be badasses in the ring, especially in the heavyweight division.  I'm hoping the Malik we all see next week is the one that can add a dynamic to his already gifted abilities and add an aggression that will catch everyone's attention."

The SHOWTIME EXTREME card will also feature #1 WBC Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola (33-2, 29 KOs) who takes on Texas' own Eric Molina (18-1, 14 KOs) and will lead into a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event featuring Tavoris Cloud (23-0, 19 KOs) who is risking his IBF light heavyweight world championship against Gabriel Campillo (21-3-1, 7 KOs) and headlined by the return of two-time world champion Paul "The Punisher" Williams (40-2, 27 KOs) who will be taking on the challenge of former world champion and James Kirkland conqueror, Nobuhiro Ishida (24-6, 9 KOs).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ИATAS on 02-10-2012

[QUOTE=joe strong;11766171]it's another talented american to look at but was 3 years too long for him? he is only 31 but not everyone can comeback from long layoffs....[/QUOTE] I think he had a bad shoulder injury or something like that.

Comment by MarkN999 on 02-10-2012

Too late for this guy. The position of light hitting American Heavyweight has been filled by Eddie Chambers.

Comment by Cloud on 02-10-2012

Heard alot about this guy but is it too late. US does need a Heavyweight division again.

Comment by Cardinal Buck on 02-09-2012

I'm in disbelief that he's reemerged and seems dedicated. I had him pegged as the best American heavyweight until he stopped fighting. I know he'd been sparring with Arreola. Not sure what else he'd been doing.

Comment by joe strong on 02-09-2012

it's another talented american to look at but was 3 years too long for him? he is only 31 but not everyone can comeback from long layoffs....

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