Malik Scott

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Malik Scott
Real name Dohonna Malik Scott
Nickname(s) King
The Noble Artist
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Reach 81 in (206 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1980-10-16) October 16, 1980 (age 36)
Pennsylvania, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 38
Wins by KO 13
Losses 3
Draws 1

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.

Amateur career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1][2] 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.[3][4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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. [8][9]

Professional boxing record[edit]

38 Wins (13 knockouts), 3 Losses (2 knockouts), 1 Draw[10]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 38–3–1 Cuba Luis Ortiz UD 12 2016-11-12 Monaco Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo For vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
Win 38–2–1 United States Tony Thompson UD 10 2015-10-30 United States The Venue at UCF, Orlando, Florida
Win 37–2–1 Australia Alex Leapai UD 10 2014-10-31 Australia Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Queensland
Loss 36–2–1 United States Deontay Wilder KO 1 (12), 1:36 2014-03-15 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Pueblo of Bayamón, Bayamón
Win 36–1–1 United States Grover Young TKO 2 (8), 1:51 2014-01-24 United States Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington
Loss 35–1–1 United Kingdom Dereck Chisora TKO 6 (10), 2:56 2013-07-20 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Wembley, Greater London For vacant WBO International heavyweight title.
Draw 35–0–1 Ukraine Vyacheslav Glazkov SD 10 2013-02-23 United States Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York
Win 35–0 Tonga Bowie Tupou TKO 8 (8), 0:52 2012-09-08 United States Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Win 34–0 Mexico Alvaro Morales UD 6 2012-06-23 United States Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City, California
Win 33–0 United States Kendrick Releford UD 8 2012-02-18 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas
Win 32–0 United States Raphael Butler UD 8 2008-12-13 United States Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California
Win 31–0 Canada Arthur Cook TKO 7 (8), 2:46 2008-07-18 United States Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada
Win 30–0 Cuba Damian Norris UD 10 2007-12-11 United States Crazy Horse Saloon, Miami, Florida
Win 29–0 United States Sedreck Fields UD 4 2007-07-20 United States Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami, Florida
Win 28–0 United States Charles Shufford UD 10 2007-05-04 United States Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 27–0 United States Ramon Hayes UD 8 2007-02-22 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 26–0 United States Andrew Greeley UD 8 2006-12-14 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 25–0 United States Marcus McGee UD 8 2006-07-22 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 24–0 United States Kendrick Releford UD 8 2006-01-28 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 23–0 United States Dennis McKinney UD 6 2005-11-19 United States Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Win 22–0 United States Shane Swartz UD 8 2005-04-23 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 21–0 United States David Bostice UD 8 2005-01-29 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 20–0 United States Louis Monaco UD 8 2004-11-04 United States SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas
Win 19–0 United States Drexie James KO 1 (6), 2:25 2004-08-06 United States National Guard Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 18–0 United States Carlton Johnson UD 8 2003-07-26 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Win 17–0 United States Otis Tisdale UD 8 2003-06-07 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 16–0 Ivory Coast Onebo Maxime UD 6 2003-04-04 United States Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania
Win 15–0 United States Terry McGroom TKO 2 (8), 2:58 2003-02-01 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 14–0 United States Ken Murphy UD 8 2002-10-19 United States Reliant Park, Houston, Texas
Win 13–0 United States Bryan Blakely TKO 1 (8), 2:46 2002-08-24 United States Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 12–0 United States Lyle McDowell TKO 7 (8), 3:00 2002-07-13 United States Sam's Town Casino, Tunica, Mississippi
Win 11–0 United States Dan Ward UD 8 2002-06-08 United States The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee
Win 10–0 United States Britton Thomas KO 1 (8), 2:01 2002-04-27 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 9–0 United States Curtis Taylor TKO 3 (8) 2002-03-16 United States Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania
Win 8–0 United States Ramon Hayes UD 6 2002-02-02 United States Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 7–0 United States Louis Monaco SD 6 2001-10-13 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 6–0 United States Ron Brown TKO 2 (6), 2:20 2001-08-18 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 5–0 United States Tracy Williams UD 4 2001-06-15 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 4–0 United States Robert Anderson TKO 2 (4), 2:23 2001-05-19 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 3–0 United States Maurice Wheeler UD 4 2001-03-16 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 2–0 United States Jackie Beard TKO 3 (4) 2001-02-02 United States Celeste Center, Columbus, Ohio
Win 1–0 United States Tony Foster TKO 2 (4), 2:32 2000-11-10 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Professional debut.


  1. ^ Malik “King” Scott: Speaks About his Return To The Ring. (October 25, 2011).
  2. ^ Malik Scott: "Queenpin Missed His Calling. He Should Have Been A Comedian". Fighthype (December 28, 2011). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  3. ^ Jesse Reid: "Marquez Is Not A Real Challenger To Pacquiao Right Now". Fighthype (October 21, 2011). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  4. ^ Malik Scott: "I Consider This Like My Pro Debut...Everything Is Reincarnated With Me". Fighthype (December 23, 2011). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  5. ^ Boxing News | Malik Scott back in action. (February 9, 2012). Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  6. ^ Kuhlenschmidt, Jack. (June 24, 2012) Ramos outpoints Esquivias in a spirited eight rounder | RingTV. Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
  7. ^ Malik Scott, Ricardo Williams Jr. Lawrence Win in Oakland – Boxing News. Retrieved on 2013-09-15.
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  10. ^ Malik Scott. Retrieved on 2011-12-29.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
DaVarryl Williamson
United States Amateur Heavyweight Champion
Succeeded by
Michael Bennett