It has been reported as breaking news today from New York that Deontay Wilder has won a civil case against fellow heavyweight Alexander Povetkin.
The two were previously due to fight one another in 2016 but outside the ring issues caused the bout to never go ahead in the end.
ESPN’s Dan Rafael is reporting the following as breaking news on proceedings today on their court case:
This will come as good news for the WBC heavyweight champion Wilder as he makes final preparations for his first fight of 2017 later this month.
His first outing pf 2-17 will come against former football player Gerald Washington in a matchup of two big heavyweights.
He’s expected to get the win in fairly convincing fashion in all fairness, but today’s news will surely help final preparations a bit for the Alabama man.
37 year old Russian Alexander Povetkin (31-1-23KO) last fought in December 2016 when he knocked out Johann Duhaupas.
31 year old Deontay Wilder (37-0-36KO) last fought in July of 2016 when he stopped fellow American heavyweight Chris Arreola inside the distance.
Following the fight, Wilder sustained significant injuries to his biceps which required surgery and rehabilitation that have seen him sit out until now.
His fight this month against Gerald Washington will take place on February 25th at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.