Deontay Wilder to return February 25
December 21, 2016
After suffering a hand injury that required surgery back in July of this year, WBC world title holder, Deontay Wilder, will be back in the ring on February 25, 2017 against Andrzej Wawrzyk in his home state of Alabama.
Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) gained the stoppage against Chris Arreola after he was supposed to originally fight Alexander Povetkin in Russia. The Russian based bout was called off after Povetkin tested positive for Meldonium within the week of the scheduled event.
Coincidentally, Wawrzyk (33-1, 19 KOs) maintains his only loss against Povetkin, which he suffered in 2013. However, since the defeat, Wawrzyk has been victorious in his last six fights and will be looking to take advantage of his first world title shot.
Wilder, 31, has been rumored to potentially get the winner of Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko, should he come out victorious.
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