News | Oct 08 2015

Tony Thompson will fight Malik Scott

The heavyweights meet on October 30, writes James Slater
Tony Thompson
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HEAVYWEIGHTS Tony Thompson and Malik Scott are all set to face one another later this month, Thompson confirmed  this week. The scheduled 10-rounder will be part of the Premier Boxing Champions platform and will be televised by Bounce TV. The fight is set to go on October 30th in Orlando, Florida and it is a match-up neither man can afford to lose.

Thompson, who is 40-5(27) and will turn the age of 44 on October 18, spoke to Boxing News earlier this year and “The Tiger” said he is aiming for one last push at the world title and that his retirement will come in 2016. Thompson has challenged for the heavyweight title on two previous occasions, losing by stoppage to Wladimir Klitschko both times, yet he says he feels he can beat and even knockout current WBC ruler Deontay Wilder. Thompson will no doubt be hoping a win over Scott – 37-2-1(13) and almost ten years his junior at age 34 – will get him a big step closer to another shot.

“It’s almost that time [to fight] and I’m looking forward to it,” Thompson said of his upcoming clash with Scott.