Following his knockout loss to Tyson Fury in Las Vegas, Deontay Wilder has been given a six-month medical suspension, dealing another severe blow to the Bronze Bomber’s career.
The Gypsy King knocked down the American heavyweight three times on his way to win in their trilogy battle last Saturday.
After the violent encounter, Wilder was taken to a Nevada hospital to be checked out, and he will have surgery on a fractured hand next week.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended him until April 8 as a result of his injuries, meaning he cannot return to the ring until then unless he has been medically cleared by a doctor.
When he returns to his native state of Alabama next week, Wilder is scheduled to undergo surgery.
‘Deontay broke his right hand behind the third knuckle, and he has to have that corrected next week,’ his co-manager Shelly Finkel told The Sun.
‘He’ll need surgery; the knuckle is fine; it’s the bone behind it that’s broken.’ He’s sore, but he’s well; he returned home yesterday.
‘He’s recuperating, and if everything goes well after the hand surgery, he’ll probably return to the ring in April or May next year.’