Scott: Wilder may struggle against Duhaupas

Deontay Wilder will not have things all his own way when he faces Johann Duhaupas for the WBC World Heavyweight title on September 26, according to Malik Scott.

Unbeaten champion Wilder (34-0-KO33) is up against France's Duhaupas (32-2-KO20) in Alabama, but there have been a number of media critics allaying to the fact that it is merely a warm-up fight ahead of a potential clash against WBA heavyweight title holder Alexander Povetkin.

In an interview with Boxingnewsonline, Scott, who was defeated by Wilder in the first round in March 2014, disagrees, saying that the Frenchman is capable of causing Wilder problems.

"I was in camp with this kid in Moscow for about four weeks and he's a tough guy," Scott said.

"He's big, 6'4, not slow, heavy-handed; in his last fight he beat Manuel Charr in an upset on like four days' notice.

"He's coming to fight, he's extremely mentally strong and what's dangerous about him the most is that he believes he can win."

"Deontay will need to have his P's and Q's about him because if he takes him lightly, anything can happen in heavyweight boxing.

"The reason people criticised his win over Eric Molina is because they underestimated how good Molina actually is.

"They wrote Molina off because he lost to Chris Arreola [KO 1 in 2012], but he was a completely different fighter then," he added.