Wilder's trainer: It was a terrible night for Deontay

The coach of American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (43-3-1; 41 KOs) , Malik Scott, commented on the performance of his ward in the fight against Joseph Parker (34-3; 23 KOs). Boxing-social.com quotes him as saying:

«It was a bad day. But at first, Parker and his trainer Andy Lee had an awfully good game plan. Joseph didn't put his chin forward. He was heavy on his feet in a few fights and I thought if Deontay continued to be patient and would working with the jab will force Parker to run into a punch. However, Joseph did not stick his chin forward. He fought methodically.

Parker had a plan for the battle and he stuck to it. The strongest one won. All hail Joseph Parker. I feel nothing but sincere love and respect for him.. He is one of the best heavyweights in the world. There's no shame in losing to Parker.

It was a terrible evening for Deontay. He could improve some things, he could do them right. He opened up too much, missed the chin several times. Wilder didn't fill the pauses with the jab. Often nothing happened in the fight, and that was good for Parker, but not for Deontay,” the specialist said.

Let us remember that Wilder previously spoke about his plans for the future.