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Wilder: When Bell Sounds, Scott is No Longer a Friend

By Edward Chaykovsky

Heavyweight puncher Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30KOs) is starting off the year with his toughest opponent to date, once beaten and very experienced Malik Scott (36-1). Wilder and Scott will battle in a WBC final eliminator on March 15th from the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Showtime will televise.

This time Wilder is facing a personal friend, which has left him with mixed emotions. Scott helped Wilder prepare for his December 2012 encounter with Kelvin Price and the two boxers celebrated after the victory.

“We get to start my come-out 2014 fight with Malik Scott,” Wilder said to the Tuscaloosa News. “Two top American heavyweights, one with a lot of skills and another with a lot of power. The nation is going to love this fight, the world is going to love this fight.”

“It's a different feeling right now, like, 'Dang, I've got to fight my friend.' But once we get in that ring and the bell sounds he isn't my friend anymore, and he feels the same way. The bell, once it sounds, I'm a different person.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hitking on 02-09-2014

[QUOTE=Trudoe;14220064]Wilder is going to Donkey Kong punch Malik Scott. Than he gunna party with him.... next weekend once Malik recovers from a concussion.[/QUOTE] I really wanna get excited about Wilder. I consider him almost a local guy because Tuscalusa isn't…

Comment by Trudoe the.. on 02-09-2014

Wilder is going to Donkey Kong punch Malik Scott. Than he gunna party with him.... next weekend once Malik recovers from a concussion.

Comment by Trudoe the.. on 02-09-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14219809]I guess it depends on how you view the belts. Personally, I'm more of a lineal title guy. Also, more times than not The Ring magazine champ generally is the guy the majority see as tops in the division. So…

Comment by hitking on 02-09-2014

[QUOTE=kafkod;14219768]Wilder hasn't fought a fringe contender yet. But if he beats Scott, his next fight will be for the WBC world title. Am I the only one who thinks that stinks?[/QUOTE] I guess it depends on how you view the…

Comment by MBE on 02-09-2014

I've got scott by KO on this one.

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