Malik Scott, the head trainer of heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder, reflected back on his sparring session with current WBC champion Tyson Fury. (photo by Ryan Hafey)

At one time Scott was a top rated heavyweight contender. He actually fought Wilder in 2014 and suffered a first round knockout loss.

The two would later become good friends and earlier this year Wilder officially added him to his training team.

A few years ago, Scott took part in a sparring session with Fury.

Scott was eventually forced to leave the training camp after suffering an injury to his ear.

"I flew to Brussels, Belgium, alone. Boxed Fury a few sessions. He was very good and mobile for a big man. Big personality but you could tell he was missing a screw or two for the better if that makes sense," Scott said.

"The first session we sparred I got hit by a right hook around my guard and it clogged my eardrum up. We boxed eight rounds that day. After that we did two more sessions throughout the week and my ear just got worse and worse so I decided enough was enough because I was still an active fighter at the time so I told [Tyson Fury's uncle/former trainer] Peter [Fury] that would be it for me. They paid me my money, gave me a train ticket and I wished them luck and the rest is history, the end."

Back in February 2020, Fury scored a seven round stoppage over Wilder to capture the WBC title.

They will meet for a third time on October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.