Deontay Wilder vs. Malik Scott: Preview and Prediction for Heavyweight Bout

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Deontay Wilder vs. Malik Scott: Preview and Prediction for Heavyweight Bout
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Saturday night in Puerto Rico, heavyweight knockout machine Deontay Wilder enters the ring for the first time in 2014 against experienced veteran Malik Scott. 

With a perfect record and all 30 of his fights ending by knockout inside of the first four rounds, Wilder has sparked flickers of excitement in the largely dormant U.S. heavyweight scene. But his quality of opposition to date has been on the soft side by world-class standards. 

Scott represents a step up in competition. It's the kind of fight I would have actually liked to see Wilder making two years ago, but it remains an intriguing matchup even now.

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