Malik Scott, the trainer of Deontay Wilder, is not exactly sold on anything being claimed by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Wilder was scheduled to face Fury in a trilogy fight on July 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
However, the unexpected news broke on Thursday that Fury had contracted COVID-19 - with the contest being postponed to a possible date in October.
Both Fury and Wilder have been inactive since their rematch, which took place in February 2020. In that encounter, Fury stopped Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC title.
According to reports, Fury was not fully vaccinated. Apparently, the boxer received the first shot of the vaccine, but never moved forward with the second shot.
Scott is not convinced by recent media reports or anything coming from Team Fury.
He brought up Fury's past claims of being good friends with UFC superstar Conor McGregor. In 2019, Fury told reporters that McGregor had offered to train him for a debut in MMA.
However, McGregor would later deny Fury's statements.
"I know Tyson [Fury] has been talking a lot. Tyson keeps saying me and him spoke and said I would train him. I never spoke to Tyson in me life, so I don’t know why he’s saying that. It’s not a bad little story, so I let it roll," McGregor told BT Sport.
“Tyson’s a good man. I like him. He’s a great boxer, phenomenal boxer. Probably the best natural boxer in the heavyweight division at this time."
Based on what transpired in that situation, Scott is being very cautious.
"We're dealing with a fighter that I believe nothing he says," Scott told ES News.
"We're dealing with a fighter that said him and Conor McGregor are something like best friends and then McGregor said he don't even know the guy."