Malik Scott, Wilder's trainer: Joseph Parker and Lee, they had a hell of a game plan

"He had a game plan and he stuck to it. The best man won, congratulations to Joseph Parker."

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Malik Scott, Wilder's trainer: Joseph Parker and Lee, they had a hell of a game plan
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Malik Scott, head trainer for former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay couldn't be happy after the defeat of Deontay Wilder by Joseph Parker. Scott is particularly impressed with the tactics used by Parker and his coach. It seems that he did not expect such resistance and tactics from Wilder's opponent.

"Bad night in the office. First of all, Joseph Parker and Andy Lee, they had a hell of a game plan. Joseph Parker’s chin wasn’t over his front, a couple of times he was heavy-footed I thought that Deontay could continue to be patient, jab and make him run into something, but his chin never went over his front. He fought methodical," Scott said, as quoted by boxingscene.com!

Malik Scott: He had a game plan and he stuck to it

Scott said really good things about Parker. He thinks Parker is one of the best heavyweight fighters globally. Scott noticed how Parker stayed focused during the match and knew what tough competition he was up against.

"He had a game plan and he stuck to it. The best man won, congratulations to Joseph Parker. I’ve got nothing but genuine love and respect for him. He’s one of the best heavyweights in the world. There wasn’t no shame in losing to Joseph Parker."

Wilder's trainer is not satisfied and believes that Deontay could have done much more in this match. This will certainly be an important lesson for both of them if Wilder continues to box. Parker can be happy and hope for even bigger challenges in the coming period.

“We had an awful night. There’s a few things that he could’ve done more of, he could’ve done right. He came out of his base a lot. His chin came up a few times. The jab, it wasn’t filling blank spaces. "[There were] times in the fight nothing was going on, and that was good for Parker, not good for Deontay.”

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