Deontay Wilder to Have Hand Surgery Next Week, Gets Six-Month Suspension
Deontay Wilder injured his hand in his most recent bout against Tyson Fury and will get surgery on his right-hand next week.
Wilder got knocked out by Fury last Saturday in the 11th round. During the match, Deontay Wilder has suffered a broken bone in his right hand, along with a finger and knuckle injury.
Reportedly, Nevada’s State Athletic Commission gave a six-month medical suspension to Deontay Wilder following his loss. Therefore, Wilder won’t be able to participate in any match until April 8, 2022.
Shelly Finkel, co-manager of Wilder stated that Wilder’s next appearance might be in April or May next year. The former WBC champion will likely go against a non-contender in his next bout.
Shelly Finkel also revealed that Wilder broke his right behind the knuckle and he would have surgery next week. Deontay Wilder pushed Fury to his limits in the third match of their trilogy. However, in the end, he came up a little short as Fury was able to knock him down again. But Wilder’s performance has certainly improved compared to his second bout against Fury.