Deontay Wilder struggling to find opponents to step-up on July 13

Big-punching heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder is finding it increasingly difficult to secure fighters to meet him in the ring for his next fight on July 13 after racking up 28 straight wins within four rounds.

In his latest effort, Tuscaloosa-based Wilder demolished shot-shy former Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison in just 70 seconds and has since been on the lookout for victim number 29 for his upcoming New York outing without success.

Manager and trainer Jay Deas is constantly offering the top heavyweights out there the chance to face Wilder, but is yet to find anyone willing to put their reputation on the line and attempt to become the first to go five rounds with the American.

“Deontay is 100% back in the ring on July 13th, we just don’t know who yet,” Deas explained to World Boxing News.

“We been turned down by a lot of guys, but we hope to know in a couple of days which opponent he will face.”

The 27 year-old was originally due to face Britain’s Dereck Chisora in the UK this July, although a legal problem prevented Wilder from travelling and the ‘Bronze Bomber’ is hoping to resurrect that deal later in the year