KEY POINTS

  • Mike Tyson raves about Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder after the pair's trilogy fight
  • Tyson also credits Wilder's coach Malik Scott
  • Scott confirms that "The Bronze Bomber" is not retiring anytime soon

Mike Tyson shared an interesting insight following Deontay Wilder’s loss to Tyson Fury.

After the back and forth hoopla, Fury and Wilder settled the score in their heavyweight boxing rivalry with the former ending up to be the better fighter.

Both colossal heavyweights traded hard punches and scored a knockdown on each other.

However, it was Fury who finished off Wilder in the 11th round with a highlight-worthy right hook that saw “The Bronze Bomber” landing face-first on the mat.

Many have been waiting for Tyson’s comments about the Fury-Wilder trilogy bout, and the 55-year-old eventually did make one in the wake of the wild fight.

On his official Twitter account, Tyson reckoned that both Fury and Wilder lived up the “hype” and made their stamp on the beautiful sport.

“Fury vs Wilder fight will go down as one of greatest,” Tyson tweeted. “Not for skill but for action and excitement. That fight was all guts, heart & determination. Everybody won Saturday night. The fight was bigger than the hype. Both of them reached all-time great status.”

To everyone’s surprise, “Iron Mike” explained in a follow-up tweet why he felt that it was necessary to give credit to Wilder’s coach Malik Scott.

According to Tyson, Wilder had a great tactician in his corner all throughout the fight last Saturday.

“Wilder’s coach Malik Scott won the night with great coaching,” he wrote. “When you are an amateur you have a coach, they nurture you, guide you and are with you every step of the way. Once you turn pro you get a trainer. A trainer is in your life as long as the checks are coming"

“A coach is with you for the rest of your life. A coach feels every punch you take and give too.”

Tough man: US challenger Deontay Wilder is knocked down by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury of Britain as they fight for the WBC Heavyweight title in Las Vegas Tough man: US challenger Deontay Wilder is knocked down by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury of Britain as they fight for the WBC Heavyweight title in Las Vegas Photo: AFP / Robyn Beck

Leading to the Fury fight, Scott was confident Wilder would be able to prove that he’s one of the best heavyweights in the world today 

Despite the devastating loss, Scott insisted that his pupil is not considering retiring yet, hinting that they might look for another huge fight in the future.

"Deontay has set his family financially secure so he doesn't have to fight to make a living," Scott told iFL TV via ESPN. "But retiring is not in his plans at all and not something we've discussed."

"Deontay was great on Saturday, but Fury was even greater--it was a great night of boxing for the heavyweight division."