Wilder to have surgery on broken hand and 'eyes bout with Joshua'

Deontay Wilder ‘to have surgery on broken hand’ suffered in defeat to Tyson Fury… with the Bronze Bomber ‘eyeing a potential comeback fight against Anthony Joshua’ as he looks to bounce back from consecutive defeats

  • Deontay Wilder suffered an 11th round knockout defeat to Tyson Fury in Vegas 
  • It was claimed the Bronze Bomber broke his hand during the loss on Saturday 
  • His co-manager has said that Wilder is set to undergo surgery on the hand  
  • Wilder hopes to return in May and is eyeing a fight with Anthony Joshua 

Deontay Wilder is eyeing a potential mega-fight with Anthony Joshua as he looks to make up for his consecutive defeats to Tyson Fury.

The Bronze Bomber has insisted he won’t be quitting boxing after his 11th round knockout defeat to the Gypsy King in Las Vegas on Saturday. 

After the defeat, his trainer Malik Scott claimed that the American broke his hand during the heavyweight clash. 

Deontay Wilder is set to undergo surgery on a broken hand he suffered against Tyson Fury

His manager Shelly Finkel (left) says Wilder would be interested in fighting Anthony Joshua

The Sun have now reported that Wilder is set to undergo surgery on his broken hand and co-manager Shelly Finkel says that his man would be ‘interested’ in a fight with Joshua.

Finkel said: ‘It’s a massive fight (Joshua v Wilder), no matter what happens in the Joshua -Usyk fight.’

He added: ‘Deontay broke his right hand behind the third knuckle and he has to have that fixed next week.

Wilder suffered the second defeat of his career on Saturday – both against the Gypsy King

‘He has to have surgery, the knuckle is okay, it’s the bone behind the knuckle that broke.  

‘He’s healing and at this point, if everything is okay, after the hand surgery he’ll probably look to enter the ring mid next year, like April or May.’ 

Joshua like Wilder is coming off the back of his own defeat after he lost his world heavyweight title belts to Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last month.

The 31-year-old though has exercised his right to a rematch against the Ukrainian which is expected to take place early next year. 

Joshua is set to fight Oleksandr Usyk again after exercising his clause for a rematch

Wilder was taken to hospital after he was knocked down three times during his defeat to Fury.

His trainer Scott said after the fight that Wilder has no plans on retiring as he said: ‘Deontay has set his family financially secure so he doesn’t have to fight to make a living,’

‘But retiring is not in his plans at all and not something we’ve discussed.’

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