Deontay Wilder handed 6-week suspension after Tyson Fury defeat
The American boxer, Deontay Wilder who suffered the first professional defeat of his career has been medically banned for the next six-weeks following his brutal defeat to the British boxer, Tyson Fury.
The fight was stopped amid health concerns after blood was seen coming out from Wilder’s left ear and mouth.
Wilder was knocked down twice before his defeat to his British rival, 31, as his team threw in the towel in the seventh round last Saturday.
Wilder was suspected to have burst his eardrum and was set to be taken to hospital but he ultimately needed just seven stitches for a cut in his ear.
Nevada State Athletic Commission have now said Wilder cannot spar until April 8 and cannot fight in the state until April 23.
According to source, the ban will not prevent Wilder from triggering the rematch clause in his contract for a third fight with Tyson Fury.
The former WBC title holder confirmed he will be activating his rematch clause to seek his revenge against Tyson.
The trilogy fight was was due to take place on July 18 in Las Vegas but Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has said it could be pushed back until September or October and be held at the new Las Vegas Raiders’ stadium.