Deontay Wilder will have surgery for a broken hand he suffered in Tyson Fury defeat.
Wilder was brutally knocked out by Tyson Fury in round 11 of their trilogy, which was his second consecutive defeat to the British boxer.
It was claimed that the American boxer had broken his hand during the fight, and will now receive emergency surgery next week after returning home to Alabama following the gruelling Las Vegas thriller.
His co-manager Shelly Finkel told SunSport: “Deontay broke his right hand behind the third knuckle and he has to have that fixed next week.
“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 check ups on his health. And at that point they discovered Wilder had a suspected broken hand.