WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World Deontay Wilder defended his belt at the weekend just gone but is now set to sit out the remainder of 2016 due to injury.
In the weekend’s fight against Chris Arreola, where ultimately Arreola’s team pulled out their man due to the one sided beating he was receiving from Wilder, Wilder sustained serious injuries to both his right hand and arm.
His right hand being his main weapon of choice, was broken in two places against Arreola but perhaps more concerning was the other injury sustained to Wilder – a torn bicep that caused for fairly gruesome viewing during the contest.
At one point during the fight you could actually see blood dripping externally from Wilder’s arm in an open wound.
Former heavyweight champion from the UK David Haye who was commentating on the fight for Sky Sports, said he had never seen a boxer with an injury like that before in the ring.
After the bout Wilder was adamant that he wants either Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury next up, but it will more than likely be 2017 before we see the ‘Bronze Bomber’ back in a boxing ring after he posted this video on his Facebook account – detailing just how severe his injuries are.
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