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Wilder to Fight in January 2016

It has already been mentioned, on this site, that the current WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, would most probably be fighting in January.

Although Wilder, who has a record that reads 35-0 with 34 wins coming by way of knockout, should be fighting the mandatory challenger next, which happens to be Alexander Povetkin, Povetkin has indicated that he won’t be ready for the fight until March / April next year.

Povetkin, who recently fought in Russia, winning comfortably, obviously feels January is too early for a fight of such magnitude.

However, Wilder doesn’t seem prepared to sit idly by and wait and is booked to fight, on January 16th, at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

No opponent has yet been named but the indications from within the Wilder camp are that it will be a decent opponent with his trainer, Jay Deas, remarking to the media,

“We’re trying to go for the highest-ranked, best-available guy. We were thinking that it would be Povetkin. We were ready. They’re the ones that postponed it, not us,”

“When they’re [Alexander Povetkin] ready, we’ll be ready,”

“So we’re not going to wait on anybody.”


We’ll bring you the identity of Wilder’s opponent for the 16th January bout as soon as it is announced.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 6 2015

Time: 1:11PM

 

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