Deontay Wilder’s new coach Malik Scott has spoken out in Anthony Joshua’s defense following his loss to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night.
The unified heavyweight champion of Great Britain was eliminated and dethroned by the Ukrainian, who put in a magnificent performance to make history at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Usyk’s speed, movement and precision troubled AJ all night.
Joshua had moments of success throughout the fight, but couldn’t keep it up long enough to come out victorious.
Usyk eventually outclassed Joshua and put him on the final round, with the bell saving AJ from being knocked out.
The scores were 117-112, 116-112, 115-113, crowning Usyk a two-division world king as the former cruiserweight champion claimed the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.
Immediately afterwards, many fans of AJ’s rivals celebrated his defeat.
Wilder has undoubtedly been inundated with messages, as has his trainer Scott.
However, Scott posted: “FYI – if someone sends me a message calling Anthony Joshua a bum or talking about him being derogatory because he lost to a great fighter, I will block you immediately. Fickle humans.
Shortly thereafter, a fan of course replied, “AJ is a bum.”
To which Scott replied, “At least he’s a history-making man, rich bum.” And now you are [a] piece of crap that just got stuck.
Regarding what Joshua was lacking in the fight, Scott said, “Common sense, respectfully.”
When asked if AJ should take the rematch, he replied, “YES!”
And finally, when asked if he would train Joshua for the second fight, Scott replied, “Joshua doesn’t need a new coach.
“Mr. Robert McCracken is actually a very underrated coach. Collectively, his team just needs another game plan.
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