Thompson, 6’5″, dropped Scott in the 9th round with a right-hand man. Scott was able to outwork the slow giant to win a relatively easy 10 round choice by the scores of 98-91, 96-93 and 95-94.
This loss was bad news for Thompson because he had a small chance of being picked by WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder for a title shot in early 2016. Wilder isn’t really going to trouble to eliminate Scott due to the fact that he’s already beaten him by a First round knockout in March of 2014.
Nobody would wish to see Wilder face Scott again, and besides that, Scott still isn’t really ranked in the top 15. Thompson can now ignore his imagine battling Wilder and using a win over him to obtain a 3rd fight versus IBF/IBO/WBA/ WBO heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko.
Thompson stated previously this week that he truly desired a 3rd battle versus Wladimir if he could beat Scott and Wilder in back to back fights.