Fight Pick & Preview - Wilder vs. Scott:
Deontay Wilder, the only American Olympic boxer to win a medal at Beijing, takes a big step up on March 15 when he meets one of the most underrated heavyweights in the game today, Malik Scott. For both men, this is the second big fight: Wilder is following up on his blow-out of a badly diminished Serhei Liakhovich, while Scott is coming back from a controversial TKO loss to Dereck Chisora.
Malik Scott (36-1-1, 13 KOs)
6'4" tall, 33 years old, 231 lbs
Scott is a Philadelphia fighter, with the gritty attitude to match, but also good movement and a good jab. Yet what most fight fans know about Scott is only that he lost by TKO to Dereck Chisora, and those who didn't see that fight therefore came away with entirely the wrong impression. Scott was actually winning that fight, with his jab and boxing ability outdoing Chisora's body attack by a small, but not unappreciable margin.
Then Scott got nailed, and took a knee. He was clearly not badly ...