Deontay Wilder Return

WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder Set To Take On Chris Arreloa Next

Published On June 9, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News, Boxing Views and Opinion

Wilder last fought back in January when he stopped Artur Szpilka at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Deontay Wilder (36-0-35KO) has been mooted to be next facing fellow American and former title challenger Chris Arreola on July 16th in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.

According to Ring TV, it has not been made official just yet but it is likely to take place on a Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN card.

Wilder had previously been scheduled to face Alexander Povetkin very recently, but the fight which was initially meant to be postponed due to an alleged issue with a drug test, now appears to look firmly on the back burner for the considerable future at least.

A 35 year old Arreola will likely come into the bout as a heavy underdog with the bookmakers but will no doubt be highly motivated for what potentially could be his last chance at a heavyweight title.

On a week where the boxing world and indeed the world as a whole is still in mourning of the great Muhammad Ali, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder gave his thoughts on the great man this week to the folks at Alabama Crimson Tide:

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Niall Doran
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