Deontay Wilder Will Make Ring Return Soon, Here’s Who He Might Fight
According to promoter Frank Warren, Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) will be back in action against heavyweight Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) in October.
Even though the destination is unknown, the promoter believes that the fight is likely to take place in the States.
This will be the first time that Wilder will be stepping inside the ring since his loss against Tyson Fury last October. After that loss, the 36-year-old issued a statement that he is considering whether he should continue his career.
After nine months of extreme patience, it looks like Wilder is not considering retirement anymore and wants to return to competitive boxing.
There could be a lot of risk for Wilder fighting against Helenius, who has looked extremely good in his last three fights. The 38-year-old beat Adam Kownacki twice and Mateus Roberto Osorio by knockout.
But there’s been a conflicting report. Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel said that Wilder is not interested in Helenius and wants to instead take on the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch.
Warren recently said Fury might want in on the winner of the Usyk-Joshua as well.
Neither Wilder nor Fury have upcoming fights officially scheduled. Fury continues to claim that he is retired, and there are only a few ways to bring him out of it.