Defeated heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder has been handed a six-month medical ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
It was gathered that the ban which is expected to last till 8 April is coming as the Alabama-born American gets set for surgery in his broken hand.
Similarly, Tyson Fury has been given a 45-day suspension, the UK Sun reported.
Recall that during a fight for the WBC title, Tyson Fury had defeated Tyson Fury in a 11 round Knockout in their thrilling trilogy fight in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.
Wilder had put Fury down on the canvas twice in a disastrous fourth round for the Britain.
However, the Gypsy king bounced back to defeat the Bronze Bomber.
Speaking to the The UK Sun, Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, that the US boxer will have an operation next week after breaking a bone in his hand.
“Deontay broke his right hand behind the third knuckle and he has to have that fixed next week,” Finkel said.
“He has to have surgery, the knuckle is OK, it’s the bone behind the knuckle that broke. He’s sore but he was OK, he was home yesterday.
“He’s healing and at this point, if everything is OK, after the hand surgery he’ll probably look to enter the ring mid next year, like April or May.”
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