Dohonna Malik Scott (born October 16, 1980) is an American boxing trainer and former professional boxer who competed from 2000 to 2016.
|Real name||Dohonna Malik Scott|
The Noble Artist
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Reach||81 in (206 cm)|
|Born||October 16, 1980|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Wins by KO||13|
Scott started boxing at the age of 11 and had a stellar amateur career. In 1997, he won the Junior Olympics Championships and in 1998, Scott won the American Boxing Classic title and the "Under-19" Junior World Championships crown.
He won the National AAU Heavyweight Championship in 1999 defeating world champ Michael Bennett and Jason Estrada in the process. In 2000 he beat DaVarryl Williamson and Malcolm Tann but lost to Estrada at the trials and then Bennett in the Olympic box-offs and therefore did not qualify. His record was 70–3.
Scott turned professional in 2000 and has only three defeats to his name. His wins include former amateur star Terry McGroom and journeymen David Bostice and Louis Monaco, he took a big step up in early 2007 and defeated former contender Charles Shufford.
He did not fight between December 2008 and the beginning of 2012, due to a bicep injury. He has since recovered from the injury and made a comeback in early 2012. Scott was under the tuition of boxing Hall of Fame trainer Jesse Reid until 2014 when the pair split because Scott believed Father Time was catching up with Reid, Scott then reunited with his former amateur coach, Fred Jenkins. Scott is promoted by Goossen-Tutor. Scott was scheduled to fight on the Paul Williams vs. Nobuhiro Ishida undercard at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas. The fight took place on February 18, 2012. The opponent was heavyweight journeyman Kendrick Releford. It marked Scott's first return to the boxing ring, more than three years after his last fight. It was the second time Scott faced Releford in his career, as they fought back in January 2006. As the case for their first fight, Scott won by unanimous decision.
Scott's second fight in 2012 was on June 23, 2012 at Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City, California. He faced off against the Mexican heavyweight boxer, Alvaro Morales. Scott won by a unanimous decision. He won by 60–54 on all three scorecards. Scott then fought on the undercard of Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson on September 8, 2012 at the Oracle Arena, Oakland, California. It was against Tongan heavyweight contender Bowie Tupou. Scott won the fight by an 8-round TKO.
On January 10, 2013 it was announced that Scott would face off against unbeaten heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Glazkov. The fight took place on February 23, 2013 and ended in a draw, the first blemish on Scott's record. On July 20, 2013 Scott fought Derek Chisora for the vacant WBO International Heavyweight title. The fight took place at the Wembley Arena in London, England and Scott suffered his first defeat, a sixth round knockout. Having been floored, he waited until the referee counted to nine to get up, but was adjudged to have been counted out in the act of rising.
On January 24, 2014 Scott beat Grover Young by a stoppage in the second round, before getting knocked out in the first round by Deontay Wilder on March 15, 2014. There was speculation that Scott had taken a dive against Wilder, but Scott denied this.
In his next fight, Scott fought Alex Leapai. Scott secured the win via unanimous decision, winning 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 on the scorecards.
Scott then fought crafty southpaw veteran and somewhat of a gatekeeper, Tony Thompson, on October 30, 2015. The fight was scheduled for ten rounds and Scott went on to win the fight via unanimous decision despite being knocked down in the ninth round.
On November 12, 2016 he fought Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz in Monaco. Despite claiming to have a perfect camp, the bout was largely uneventful and disappointing. Scott was on the backfoot for most of the fight and seemed completely unwilling to engage with Ortiz. British commentator Adam Smith lamented the bout as "the worst I have seen in many years". Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn was also visibly disappointed after the bout and claimed that "Scott didn't do us any favors tonight". The official scorecards were 120–105, 120–106, and 119–106 all in favor of Ortiz.
Life after boxingEdit
Scott became the new head coach for Deontay Wilder in 2021. Their first fight working together was Wilder's eleventh-round knockout loss in his trilogy fight against undefeated WBC and The Ring champion Tyson Fury, the latter of whom Scott had previously sparred with, when Scott had his eardrum busted by Fury.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|42 fights||38 wins||3 losses|
|42||Loss||38–3–1||Luis Ortiz||UD||12||Nov 12, 2016||Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco||For vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title.|
|41||Win||38–2–1||Tony Thompson||UD||10||Oct 30, 2015||The Venue at UCF, Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|40||Win||37–2–1||Alex Leapai||UD||10||Oct 31, 2014||Logan Metro Sports Centre, Logan City, Australia|
|39||Loss||36–2–1||Deontay Wilder||KO||1 (12), 1:36||Mar 15, 2014||Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico|
|38||Win||36–1–1||Grover Young||TKO||2 (6), 1:51||Jan 24, 2014||Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, U.S.|
|37||Loss||35–1–1||Derek Chisora||TKO||6 (10), 2:56||Jul 20, 2013||Wembley Arena, London, England||For vacant WBO International heavyweight title.|
|36||Draw||35–0–1||Vyacheslav Glazkov||SD||10||Feb 23, 2013||The Paramount, Huntington, New York, U.S.|
|35||Win||35–0||Bowie Tupou||TKO||8 (8), 0:52||Sep 8, 2012||Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, U.S.|
|34||Win||34–0||Alvaro Morales||UD||6||Jun 23, 2012||Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City, California, U.S.|
|33||Win||33–0||Kendrick Releford||UD||8||Feb 18, 2012||American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.|
|32||Win||32–0||Raphael Butler||UD||8||Dec 13, 2008||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.|
|31||Win||31–0||Arthur Cook||TKO||7 (8), 2:46||Jul 18, 2008||Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, Nevada, U.S.|
|30||Win||30–0||Damian Norris||UD||10||Dec 11, 2007||Crazy Horse Saloon, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|29||Win||29–0||Sedreck Fields||UD||4||Jul 20, 2007||Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|28||Win||28–0||Charles Shufford||UD||10||May 4, 2007||Pearl Concert Theater, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|27||Win||27–0||Ramon Hayes||UD||8||Feb 22, 2007||Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, U.S.|
|26||Win||26–0||Andrew Greeley||UD||8||Dec 14, 2006||Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, U.S.|
|25||Win||25–0||Marcus McGee||UD||8||Jul 22, 2006||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|24||Win||24–0||Kendrick Releford||UD||8||Jan 28, 2006||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|23||Win||23–0||Dennis McKinney||UD||6||Nov 19, 2005||Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|22||Win||22–0||Shane Swartz||UD||8||Apr 23, 2005||Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|21||Win||21–0||David Bostice||UD||8||Jan 29, 2005||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||Louis Monaco||UD||8||Nov 4, 2004||AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||Drexie James||KO||1 (6), 2:25||Aug 6, 2004||National Guard Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Carlton Johnson||UD||8||Jul 26, 2003||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Otis Tisdale||UD||8||Jun 7, 2003||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Onebo Maxime||UD||6||Apr 4, 2003||Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Terry McGroom||TKO||2 (8), 2:58||Feb 1, 2003||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Ken Murphy||UD||8||Oct 19, 2002||Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Bryan Blakely||TKO||1 (8), 2:46||Aug 24, 2002||Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Lyle McDowell||RTD||7 (8), 3:00||Jul 13, 2002||Sam's Town Gambling Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Dan Ward||UD||8||Jun 8, 2002||The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Britton Thomas||KO||1 (8), 2:01||Apr 27, 2002||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Curtis Taylor||TKO||3 (8)||Mar 16, 2002||Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Ramon Hayes||UD||6||Feb 2, 2002||Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Louis Monaco||SD||6||Oct 13, 2001||Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Ron Brown||TKO||2 (6), 2:20||Aug 18, 2001||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Tracy Williams||UD||4||Jun 15, 2001||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Robert Anderson||TKO||2 (4), 2:23||May 19, 2001||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Maurice Wheeler||UD||4||Mar 16, 2001||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Jackie Beard||TKO||3 (4)||Feb 2, 2001||Celeste Center, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Tony Foster||TKO||2 (4), 2:32||Nov 10, 2000||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
Exhibition boxing recordEdit
|1 fight||0 wins||1 loss|
|1||Loss||0–1||Sergei Kharitonov||SD||6||18 Mar, 2022||M1 Casino, Minsk, Belarus|
- ^ Malik “King” Scott: Speaks About his Return To The Ring. pcradiolive.com (October 25, 2011).
- ^ Malik Scott: "Queenpin Missed His Calling. He Should Have Been A Comedian". Fighthype (December 28, 2011). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
- ^ Jesse Reid: "Marquez Is Not A Real Challenger To Pacquiao Right Now". Fighthype (October 21, 2011). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
- ^ Malik Scott: "I Consider This Like My Pro Debut...Everything Is Reincarnated With Me". Fighthype (December 23, 2011). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
- ^ Boxing News | Malik Scott back in action. Fightnews.com (February 9, 2012). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
- ^ Kuhlenschmidt, Jack. (June 24, 2012) Ramos outpoints Esquivias in a spirited eight rounder | RingTV. Ringtv.craveonline.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
- ^ Malik Scott, Ricardo Williams Jr. Lawrence Win in Oakland – Boxing News. Boxingscene.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
- ^ Christ, Scott (2013-07-20). "Results: Chisora gets controversial KO over Scott". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
- ^ "Malik Scott denies taking a dive against Deontay Wilder". The Ring. 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
- ^ "Leapai vs Scott - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
- ^ Satterfield, Lem. "Malik Scott proves too much for Tony Thompson in their heavyweight throwdown". PBC Boxing. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
- ^ "Preview: Luis Ortiz, Stephen Smith, Jamie McDonnell and Martin Murray all fight in Monte Carlo".
- ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
- ^ "Wilder confirms new trainer as he prepares for return - and Fury could be next". talkSPORT. 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
- ^ "Tyson Fury Taunts Deontay Wilder And Trainer Malik Scott — Boxing News". www.boxing247.com. 15 June 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
- Boxing record for Malik Scott from BoxRec (registration required)
- M alik Scott - Profile, News Archive & Current Rankings at Box.Live