Deontay Wilder will have surgery for a fractured hand sustained in his loss to Tyson Fury.
Tyson Fury viciously knocked out Wilder in round 11 of their trilogy, his second consecutive defeat to the British boxer.
According to reports, the American boxer fractured his hand during the bout and will have emergency surgery next week after returning home to Alabama after the grueling Las Vegas thriller.
“Deontay fractured his right hand under the third knuckle, and he has to have it corrected next week,” his co-manager Shelly Finkel told SunSport.
“He has to have surgery, the knuckle is OK, it’s the bone behind the knuckle that broke. He’s sore but he was OK, he was home yesterday.
“He’s healing and at this point, if everything is OK, after the hand surgery he’ll probably look to enter the ring mid next year, like April or May.”
Wilder was immediately taken to hospital after the defeat, where he had subsequent medical checkups on his health. And at that point, they discovered Wilder had a suspected broken hand.