Deontay Wilder will be forced to serve a six-month medical suspension after his deadly loss to Tyson Fury on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ was arrested in the 11e round of the thrilling WBC heavyweight title fight at Sin City as he suffered his second straight loss to Fury.
Although the American fought valiantly and will have done wonders for his battered reputation, he was rushed to hospital – before being released on Saturday night – after breaking a finger.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will now ban the former heavyweight world champion from competing again until April 8, unless a doctor clears him to fight.
Fury, meanwhile, was given the regulatory 45-day suspension following his win, which was the first defense of his WBC title.
Wilder opted to have Malik Scott in his corner for the fight after sacking Mark Breland in February 2020 for throwing in the towel amid a barrage of penalties from Fury.
At the time, the move was widely praised by the boxing community, but Wilder suggested the Olympian had spiked his water or altered his costume before the fight.
Breland took to social media after the fight and showed up in shadow boxing in the aftermath of Fury’s landslide victory.
In response to the scathing accusations from his former employer, Breland insisted the 35-year-old was “done” in 2020.
He saidThe fight is fairin response: “With Deontay and me, it’s part of boxing, I guess.
“His career is over now, so I’m done and he’s done. I’m done with him.