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|Real name||Dohonna Malik Scott|
The Noble Artist
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Reach||81 in (206 cm)|
October 16, 1980 |
|Wins by KO||13|
Dohonna Malik Scott (born October 16, 1980) is an American professional boxer, known as "King" or "The Noble Artist". He holds notable wins over former world heavyweight title challengers Alex Leapai and Tony Thompson.
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 two 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 scirecards. 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 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. 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 that 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 protomter Eddie Hearn was also visibly disappointed after the bout and claimed that "Scott didn`t do us any favours tonight". The official scorecards were 120-105, 120-106, 119-106, all in favour of Ortiz. 
Professional boxing record
|38 Wins (13 knockouts), 3 Losses (2 knockouts), 1 Draw|
|Loss||38–3–1||Luis Ortiz||UD||12||2016-11-12||Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo||For vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title.|
|Win||38–2–1||Tony Thompson||UD||10||2015-10-30||The Venue at UCF, Orlando, Florida|
|Win||37–2–1||Alex Leapai||UD||10||2014-10-31||Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland|
|Loss||36–2–1||Deontay Wilder||KO||1 (12), 1:36||2014-03-15||Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Pueblo of Bayamón, Bayamón|
|Win||36–1–1||Grover Young||TKO||2 (8), 1:51||2014-01-24||Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington|
|Loss||35–1–1||Dereck Chisora||TKO||6 (10), 2:56||2013-07-20||Wembley Arena, Wembley, Greater London||For vacant WBO International heavyweight title.|
|Draw||35–0–1||Vyacheslav Glazkov||SD||10||2013-02-23||Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York|
|Win||35–0||Bowie Tupou||TKO||8 (8), 0:52||2012-09-08||Oracle Arena, Oakland, California|
|Win||34–0||Alvaro Morales||UD||6||2012-06-23||Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City, California|
|Win||33–0||Kendrick Releford||UD||8||2012-02-18||American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas|
|Win||32–0||Raphael Butler||UD||8||2008-12-13||Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California|
|Win||31–0||Arthur Cook||TKO||7 (8), 2:46||2008-07-18||Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada|
|Win||30–0||Damian Norris||UD||10||2007-12-11||Crazy Horse Saloon, Miami, Florida|
|Win||29–0||Sedreck Fields||UD||4||2007-07-20||Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami, Florida|
|Win||28–0||Charles Shufford||UD||10||2007-05-04||Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||27–0||Ramon Hayes||UD||8||2007-02-22||Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California|
|Win||26–0||Andrew Greeley||UD||8||2006-12-14||Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California|
|Win||25–0||Marcus McGee||UD||8||2006-07-22||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||24–0||Kendrick Releford||UD||8||2006-01-28||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||23–0||Dennis McKinney||UD||6||2005-11-19||Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Win||22–0||Shane Swartz||UD||8||2005-04-23||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||21–0||David Bostice||UD||8||2005-01-29||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||20–0||Louis Monaco||UD||8||2004-11-04||SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas|
|Win||19–0||Drexie James||KO||1 (6), 2:25||2004-08-06||National Guard Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||18–0||Carlton Johnson||UD||8||2003-07-26||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California|
|Win||17–0||Otis Tisdale||UD||8||2003-06-07||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||16–0||Onebo Maxime||UD||6||2003-04-04||Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania|
|Win||15–0||Terry McGroom||TKO||2 (8), 2:58||2003-02-01||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut|
|Win||14–0||Ken Murphy||UD||8||2002-10-19||Reliant Park, Houston, Texas|
|Win||13–0||Bryan Blakely||TKO||1 (8), 2:46||2002-08-24||Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||12–0||Lyle McDowell||TKO||7 (8), 3:00||2002-07-13||Sam's Town Casino, Tunica, Mississippi|
|Win||11–0||Dan Ward||UD||8||2002-06-08||The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee|
|Win||10–0||Britton Thomas||KO||1 (8), 2:01||2002-04-27||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut|
|Win||9–0||Curtis Taylor||TKO||3 (8)||2002-03-16||Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania|
|Win||8–0||Ramon Hayes||UD||6||2002-02-02||Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||7–0||Louis Monaco||SD||6||2001-10-13||Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||6–0||Ron Brown||TKO||2 (6), 2:20||2001-08-18||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut|
|Win||5–0||Tracy Williams||UD||4||2001-06-15||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||4–0||Robert Anderson||TKO||2 (4), 2:23||2001-05-19||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut|
|Win||3–0||Maurice Wheeler||UD||4||2001-03-16||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||2–0||Jackie Beard||TKO||3 (4)||2001-02-02||Celeste Center, Columbus, Ohio|
|Win||1–0||Tony Foster||TKO||2 (4), 2:32||2000-11-10||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Professional debut.|
- 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.
- Malik Scott. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-29.
|United States Amateur Heavyweight Champion