Scott Not Buying Stiverne's 'Excuses' For Wilder Loss

By Dominic Verdin

Heavyweight contender Malik Scott is not buying Bermane Stiverne's explanation for the recent twelve round decision loss to Deontay Wilder.

Two weeks ago, Wilder (33-0, 32KOs) captured the WBC heavyweight title with a better than expected performance against Stiverne (24-2-1, 21KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Scott was knocked out in one round by Wilder in their WBC final eliminator in 2014. That victory earned Wilder a shot at Stiverne. Scott was ringside at the MGM.

Following the loss, Stiverne blamed the bulk of his defeat on a medical condition which led to severe dehydration. Stiverne spent two days in the hospital following the fight. 

"I think the problem with Stiverne was Deontay Wilder. I don't want to hear no sh*t about nobody in no hospital or this one or that one, because you're perfectly fine at a press conference when you're saying that you want to catch a case, you're perfectly fine when you're saying the fight is not going to go past four rounds. I don't feel that its fair to the public or the people who bought their tickets or even Deontay's victory to even put those type of excuses out there. The best man won that night and that's it," Scott told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 01-29-2015

All I know is that Stiverne was taking some HEAVY shots and had he not had an iron chin, his ass would have been KO'd like the rest. His face was a swollen mess when that final bell rang and…

Comment by MDPopescu on 01-29-2015

Did Malik go to Stiverne while hospitalized? Did he read Stiverne's medical observation papers (in case he would have understood any line written down there)?

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 01-29-2015

I would like to see Scott/Stiverne actually.

Comment by Ulver on 01-29-2015

Coming from a guy who took a dive for his "good buddy" D-Wilder, this is hilarious. Put the paper bag back over your head, Scott, you moron. [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by theface07 on 01-29-2015

Even if Stiverne can take a punch much better than Scott, with all the clean shots that Wilder got in without dropping Stiverne, Scott's "performance" against Wilder looked all the more questionable. I don't know why Scott is ripping Stiverne…

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