Coming off his KO loss Saturday evening to WBC Heavyweight Champ Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder clearly regarded like a crushed and battered fighter. Nevertheless, there’s some conflicting information surrounding his medical situation two days later.
First, Wilder was reported to have suffered damaged proper hand, which is one thing that has occurred on a minimum of three earlier events throughout his championship reign and two earlier bouts with Fury. That is after his new coach Malik Scott instructed reporters late Saturday evening of the harm. Scott additionally confirmed that Wilder had gone to an area Las Vegas medical heart to be evaluated for the brutal beating and KO that he suffered within the second half of the battle.
Then, Monday afternoon boxing insider Dan Rafael reported that Wilder had been handled and launched early Sunday morning and based on Wilder’s advisor Shelly Finkel, had solely suffered an harm to 1 finger,
Now, the query turns into: what’s subsequent for the now twice crushed “Bronze Bomber,” who turns 36 years previous subsequent week? Which may be slightly troublesome to reply. First, even when he has checked out neurologically, Wilder isn’t going to be in any situation to be again in the appropriate for a minimum of 3-4 months. And. the damaged finger as a substitute of the damaged hand is healthier information, if true.
If he chooses to battle on, Wilder will now be diminished to combating a contender on a Premier Boxing Champions future present in 2022. There have been indications that he would possibly battle one other PBC Heavyweight, Andy Ruiz, who briefly held the Unified Heavyweight titles after upsetting Anthony Joshua in June of 2019.
Ruiz, was victorious earlier this 12 months over ageing veteran Chris Arreola on a Fox Sports activities/PBC PPV earlier this 12 months, however has additionally had knee surgical procedure, not too long ago. Nonetheless, he looks as if the logical/marketable fighter for Wilder to go to, if he needs to proceed.
The bigger level is how a lot does Wilder have incentive to battle on, when he clearly received’t get a title shot towards Fury or Unified Heavyweight Champ, Oleksandr Usyk, in 2022? Additional, Wilder simply made large assured cash of over $55 million for the final two Fury bouts and is clearly set, financially.
Now we’ll wait to see, what the Alabama native needs to do and when?