ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The dream match of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury to unify all Boxing Heavyweight Titles looks as though it may have to wait quite some time despite Wilders big title defense victory last evening against Chris Arreola.
Reports are now confirmed that Wilder has tore his right biceps and will be out for nearly a year. It was bad news following the one sided dominant victory.
Dr. David Williams, an Alabama commission physician, diagnosed Wilder with a broken hand and probable torn biceps in the dressing room, according to promoter Lou DiBella. Wilder was sent to UAB Hospital for an MRI.
Wilder said he broke his right hand and tore his right biceps, rendering his right arm useless after the fourth round. It’s broke,” Wilder said, pointing to his right hand as he walked past the ringside media section after the fight. “I also tore my biceps.”
Wilders manager Lou DiBella had high praise for his man following the victory and injury. “It showed me he’s a real champion,” DiBella said of Wilder. “He was hurt, and I thought he fought well under the circumstances. He tried to entertain, and he tried to hide the injury. But when I saw the biceps, I could see it did not look good. And his hand also. It hurt to take off the gloves, and he couldn’t even put his shirt on.”
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