Boxing: Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has no intention of retiring, despite second knockout loss to Tyson Fury

Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has no intention of retiring, despite a second-straight knockout loss to Tyson Fury in their WBC championship fight on Sunday.

Brit Fury weathered an early storm and two fifth-round knockdowns to outbox the American, dropping him three times, before finishing the fight with a thunderous combination in the 11th round to close out the trilogy and remain undefeated (31-0).

Wilder (42-2-1) showed an iron chin and tremendous heart during the bout, and trainer Malik Scott says the hunger is still there to climb the heavyweight mountain again, with several marquee bouts available.

"Deontay has set his family financially secure, so he doesn't have to fight to make a living," Scott says. "But retiring is not in his plans at all and not something we've discussed."

Scott says 'The Bronze Bomber' deserves to have more high-level fights and be involved in main events.

While not singling out any particular opponent, Wilder has several fresh match-ups that would generate interest in the boxing community.

The likes of Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz, Michael Hunter, Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte have yet to share the ring with 35-year-old, so the options are plentiful.

"He will be back in any form he wants to be," says Scott. "He's a big-time fighter and he doesn't belong down there with the other guys, he needs to be in high-level fights and main events.

"Deontay Wilder was great on Saturday, but Tyson Fury was even greater - it was a great night of boxing for the heavyweight division.

"You have to give Fury credit for having a good chin and getting up. Fury is a legend and one of the best in the heavyweight division in any era, and it's the same about Deontay."