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Deas: Deontay thinks he injured hand in the fifth, next move on hold

Phil D. Jay 20/01/2015

Deontay Wilder will know more about when he may be able to return to action once the new WBC heavyweight champion undergoes tests on an injured hand on Tuesday.

The 29 year-old suffered the ailment during his defining victory over Haitian-Canadian Bermane Stiverne last Saturday night at the MGM Grand and manager Jay Deas is awaiting the results from doctors before making any comment on a possible first defense for Wilder.

“At the moment, we have no update on the hand injury as he gets it looked on Tuesday,” Deas exclusively told World Boxing News.

“Deontay thinks he hurt it in the fifth round or so and we will have to wait to see about the hand before we can plot our next move.”

Wilder has already stated that he would like to face highly-ranked Brit Tyson Fury at some point on the back of capturing his maiden world title, although that fight is unlikely to take place until later in the year. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ may want to break himself in gently to life as a top division champion rather than going head first into a dangerous clash with Fury and may look to make a voluntary defence, possibly closer to his home in Alabama.

Fury’s trainer and uncle Peter explained to WBN on Tuesday that he wants any world title fight between the two to take place in the UK due to the Visa issues he faces Stateside, something he also said Deas and Wilder are happy to agree to. Whether or not the fans will be treated that contest in 2015 is up for debate though as Fury focuses his attention on firstly Christian Hammer next month, before his mandatory fight against Wladimir Klitschko which should happen in the summer or early autumn.

Klitschko is set to make the 17th defense of his unified titles on April 25th against Bryant Jennings and has his own aspirations of sealing a fight with Wilder as he aims to pick up his brother Vitali’s old belt and hold every championship on offer.

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