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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia Video: Badou Jack Ready For Marcus Browne Clash Video: Broner's Trainer Gives Take on Pacquiao Fight Video: Dillian Whyte Discusses Being a Free Agent, More Maurice Hooker Set For March 9 Defense vs. Mikkel LesPierre De La Hoya: Jacobs Worries Me; 2nd-Best at 160 After Canelo Roach: Pacquiao Hit Me To The Chest - Whole Body Went Numb! WBC: Jack-Browne Winner Will Be Mandatory To Gvozdyk Canelo-Jacobs: Venue TBD, T-Mobile The Current Frontrunner Photos: Warren vs. Oubaali, Ruiz vs. Tepora - Face To Face Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne - Go Face To Face Jacobs Inks New Deal With Hearn, Three Fight Deal With DAZN Photos: Bryant Jennings, Oscar Rivas - Ready For Battle in Verona Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Go Face To Face in NYC Ellerbe: Broner Beating Pacquiao is No Upset, This is 50-50 Fight Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs Finalized For May 4 Photos: Serrano vs. Voraberger, Doheny vs. Takahashi - Weigh-In Photos: Jorge Linares, Pable Cesar Cano - Ready For War Photos: Chris Algieri, Danny Gonzalez - On Point To Fight Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Artur Akavov - Ready For Battle Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castano Tops Showtime Triple, March 2 Ricardo Quiroz To Face Jamaine Ortiz on February 23 Photos: Keith Thurman Putting in Work For Josesito Lopez Weights From New York City: Andrade 159.8, Akavov 160 Hearn Prepared To Win Purse Bid For Wilder-Fury Rematch Broner: Arum Offered Me $2 Million To Fight Pacquiao; F*** Him! Liam Smith vs. Sam Eggington Set Down March 30th Shohjahon Ergashev vs. Mykal Fox on February 15, ShoBox Anthony Yarde vs. Mehdi Amar Set For February 23 Khan: I Think a Brook Fight Is Still There, A Fight I'd Love To Have Malignaggi Feels Garcia is 'Going Too Far' in Facing Spence Broner: If I Win That Maidana Fight, I'd Probably Be Dead Now Hearn, Golden Boy Keen on Linares-Cano Winner vs. Hooker Warren Reacts To Hearn's Offer Claim For Joshua vs. Fury Loeffler Aims To Stage Several 'Hollywood Fight Nights' in 2019 Liam Smith Would Welcome a Showdown With Kell Brook

Latest Active Forum Threads