Deontay Wilder Reveals Bicep Surgery In Aftermath Of His Loss To Fury!
In making an appearance on the April 15th episode of the PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) podcast former WBC world Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41KO) divulged he has undergone left bicep surgery following his February 22nd loss to Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21KO).
Wilder told hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal that he can’t work out right now and is looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
“I’m in physical therapy. I end up injuring it during my last fight, somewhere up in there. But everything’s going great with it.
“I’m just focusing on recovery, getting myself back to full health and getting ready to come back. Hopefully, this corona stuff will be out the way and we can get back to camp, and get ready to go again sometime at the end of the year.”
Reflecting on the rematch loss to Fury, the 34-year-old known as “The Bronze Bomber” claimed he just wasn’t himself on the night. Saying he “felt like a zombie”, Wilder would not go into specifics but did say that from the preparation before the fight to the fact he fought largely on the back foot during the fight, things were just off.
When asked if he’s put the fight behind him, Wilder said he’s come to grips with what happened and is a hungrier fighter as a result. For him it’s not about losing, it’s how you bounce back from defeat.
Resting and recovering not only from the surgery but also due to the sport being grounded as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fighter from Tuscaloosa, Alabama is spending much of this forced time off enjoying his family.
Mid to late May is the target time period Wilder is shooting for to start working out again. However, when he does rev the engine back up he plans on making some changes.
“I am looking to bring someone in for sure. We don’t have it down yet, but I got two people I’m bringing in. I think we have a great team that’s going to be formed. Once things go back to normal we can move forward [with] our game plan for the third fight”.
The trilogy is the last straw according to Wilder, who in his words intends on cutting out “snakes in the grass”, getting rid of folks who he felt were envious and jealous. For him, this is the biggest fight of them all and plans on investing everything in avenging his loss to Fury.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.