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Deontay Wilder’s coach blasts ‘irresponsible’ Tyson Fury for not getting second Covid vaccine and delaying trilogy fight

DEONTAY WILDER's coach Malik Scott has branded Tyson Fury 'irresponsible' for not getting his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.

The third instalment of Fury vs Wilder was due to take place in Las Vegas last month but was delayed when The Gypsy King caught Covid.

It later transpired that Fury, 32, had only had one dose of the vaccine as he was concerned about the effects of taking the second so close to the fight.

Scott was seething when he heard the news, saying during an appearance on The PBC Podcast: “So I heard he took one vaccine shot and he didn’t take another one.

“That’s the most [irresponsible] thing to me for him to do because you’re fighting Deontay Wilder."

According to Scott, Wilder was sceptical about taking the vaccine but changed his stance to ensure the fight went ahead.

He added: "Deontay was someone who was totally against the vaccine but for the love of the sport and for the love of the fans and for the love of him trying to get payback and the title back and to redeem himself.

"Not only did he take it, but he made sure we all [got vaccinated]…We all had to do what he had to do for this.”

Promoter Bob Arum recently revealed Fury is happy to be fully vaccinated before his third clash with The Bronze Bomber, which has been rescheduled for October.

But Scott believes the WBC champion has already let a number of people down with his actions.

That’s the most [irresponsible] thing to me for him to do because you’re fighting Deontay Wilder.

Malik Scott on Tyson Fury only having one Covid Vaccination

“Even though him and Deontay have these issue and can’t wait to hurt each other and Deontay wanting to decapitate him and all kind of stuff, there still should be a mutual respect and responsibility of each fighter to do your part in making it to the ring on the night of the fight."

"Now you have to be unselfish. Because now you have fans [making sacrifices] in terms of coming to support and their finances. What about the guys on the undercard?

"What about their fans who paid for tickets and flights and everything? What about the consumers that bought the pay-per-view?

"What about the promoters? The managers? Just everything.”

Fury and Wilder will renew their rivalry on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Fan favourite Fury got the better of the American in their Sin City rematch last February, knocking him out in the seventh round to claim the WBC crown.

And he's vowed to turn in an even better performance third time around, saying: "I gave my game plan away the first time because he wasn’t good enough to do anything about it.

"And I’ll do the same thing this time because he's not good enough to do anything about it.


"Deontay Wilder is a one-trick pony. He's got one-punch power, we all know that - great.

"But what I'm going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I'm going to run him over as if I’m an 18-wheeler and he's a human being.

"I guarantee he does not go past where he did before [the seventh round]."

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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy fight confirmed for October after coronavirus KOd original date

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