Ex-world champion Deontay Wilder says he was injured during the second fight with Tyson Fury, the first loss of his career.
Wilder discussed the ongoing situation and an ailment suffered in February during his first official interview for some time.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ appeared on a Premier Boxing Champions show alongside Anthony Dirrell this week to update on his recovery from a bicep problem.
Wilder didn’t look one hundred percent in the rematch with Fury and is now using the extra time available to get back to full fitness.
Deontay Wilder injury
“Recovery is going well. I’m in therapy,” Wilder told the PBC Podcast on Wednesday. “I ended up injuring it during my last fight [With Fury], somewhere up in there.
“But everything is going great with it. It’s another thing I’m just focusing on – recovery. To get me back to full health.”
Asked when the third encounter might be able to go ahead, Wilder added: “I’m getting ready to, hopefully, get this corona stuff out of the way, and we can get back to the camp.
“Get ready to go again (with Fury) sometimes at the end of the year.”
Fury vs Wilder III was initially due to happen in July, but it had to push back until the fall due to the current crisis.
October is a potential possibility, although November through to February 2021 will be considered due to the seriousness of the pandemic.
Fury vs Wilder III
President Donald Trump wants to open up sections of the United States in the coming weeks. It’s a move that scientists predict is wrong.
It could set America back months in recovery from the disease. That is unless a vaccine can be rushed through.
The Alabama Slammer has much to prove following his performance in Las Vegas after succumbing to Fury in seven painful rounds.
Fury took his undefeated record and the WBC title at the MGM Grand in front of a record-breaking crowd. Wilder is itching to return to work to face Fury again.
Fans hopeful of seeing a similar contest to the first meeting were disappointed. They hope Wilder is back to firing on all cylinders when the trilogy eventually goes down.