DEONTAY WILDER uploaded footage working on defensive drills with his 'new trainer' Malik Scott – the man he knocked out in 2014.

The American is on the comeback trail having started training again following his defeat to Tyson Fury in February 2020.


He has recently posted clips working on the pads with Scott, 40, who was formerly his sparring partner.

But it appears as part of Wilder's revamp in his camp, the ex-heavyweight contender is now his trainer.

Wilder, 35, posted on Instagram: "An Amazingly Peaceful Session…
W/ my brotha and new trainer @malikkingscott."

In the clip, the Bronze Bomber can be seen practising defences, slipping and rolling, as well as body shots, elements he previously neglected.

Wilder has always been trained by Jay Deas in his home of Alabama, but has not been seen with him since defeat to Fury, 32.

In the aftermath of that loss, he also fired assistant coach Mark Breland for his role in throwing in the towel.

Wilder, who first drew to Fury in 2018, was signed to an immediate trilogy bout with the unbeaten Brit.

But amid the coronavirus pandemic, a date for the immediate rematch could not be agreed.

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Fury's side later argued the clause in the contract expired in October, and as a result entered talks to instead face Anthony Joshua, 31.

As negotiations progress for an undisputed title decider on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, Wilder has been fighting his case in arbitration.

The settlement is expected to be resolved next week, and the ex-WBC champion could be in line for a payout after the trilogy was cancelled.

 

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