A video has emerged showing Deontay Wilder’s training partner, Malik Scott, mimicking Tyson Fury and his movements in the ring in preparation for their bout on December 1.
Fury has never really been orthodox with anything in his life but his movements in the ring are particularly unusual.
The Gypsy King likes to confuse his opponents with his random arm movements and showboating, just as he did in his famous victory over Wladimir Klitschko.
Scott, now 38, hasn't fought professionally since 2016, where he lost to Luis Ortiz. The American has also suffered defeats to Dereck Chisora and coincidentally, Wilder - via a first-round KO in 2014.
As you can see in the videos below, Malik dons his best Fury impression by placing his arms behind his back - just as the Gypsy King did against Klitschko - while also leaning on the ropes, like he did during his most recent fight with Francesco Pianeta.
Scott explained his actions to FightHype, claiming he is doing his all to prepare Wilder for Fury’s jerky movements.
The 38-year-old described Fury’s style a:s “just a fast-twitch, hands behind the back, hit the floor, hit your head, then throw a right hook.
“Tyson does the most awkward things so I just try my best to emulate him and have Deontay in shape.”
The video did not give much away about Wilder, with the two only shadow boxing as opposed to actually exchanging any punches.
Scott will probably be a bit relieved, having being knocked out by the Bronze Bomber four years ago, after just 96 seconds of the first round.
While they were once opponents, the Americans have now teamed up to try and help Wilder retain his WBC heavyweight title and set up what would be legendary bout with Anthony Joshua.
The Bronze Bomber will be hoping that this kind of exercise will prepare him for the real deal when he steps into the ring with Fury on December 1, in front of a packed Staples Center in Los Angeles.