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Deontay Wilder's next fight is a 'dangerous' one claims trainer

Deontay Wilder's next fight is a 'dangerous' one claims trainerMark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
The American is desperate for a win.

Deontay Wilder's trainer, Malik Scott, has claimed that his fighter's next outing will be a dangerous one. 

The former WBC world heavyweight champion ended a long period of inactivity in December when he faced Joseph Parker in Saudi Arabia. However, the American looked a shadow of his former self and lost to the former WBO champion on points. 

This loss scuppered the chance to take on Anthony Joshua, and now Wilder needs to rebuild if he is to challenge the biggest names in the division. 

One possible opponent which has been mentioned for Wilder is China's Zhilei Zhang and Scott is confident it is a contest his fighter can win, and one which will showcase why he is still one of the best heavyweights in the world despite the threat Zhang poses. 

"Nothing's finalised in boxing until it's finalised but that looks like the route that we are going down. It's a very dangerous fight, but at the same time a very winnable fight," Scott told Instant Casinos

"After the performance we had last time we know the chips are stacked against us. We know what most people are thinking, but when Deontay is on, and he is disciplined, and following gameplans, he's still the best heavyweight in the world to me.  

"I do not have less belief in him, it was just a bad night at the office, I've seen the best of them have those nights."

Scott then explained why a fight with Zhang, who is known for his punching power, could benefit Wilder. 

"Zhang is dangerous, but I'm very comfortable and happy with the fight because big Zhang is someone who makes you stay alert and makes you stay elusive, he's a big man and he can punch but we know what we have to do to operate on him and do surgery on him and that's what we are going to do," Scott continued.  

"It's going to be a surgical performance. What I really like about the fight is how dangerous Zhang is, a very dangerous opponent and that's going to make Deontay even better."

If this fight can be made, Zhang will also be coming into it on the back of a loss after failing to beat Parker when the pair went head-to-head on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's clash with Francis Ngannou. 

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