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13th Oct 2021

Deontay Wilder handed six-month suspension after Tyson Fury defeat

Steve Hopkins

Wilder has been suspended until April 8

Deontay Wilder has been handed a six-month suspension after his knockout defeat to Tyson Fury on Saturday.

Wilder was taken to hospital to be checked over after the fight and it has been reported that he is set to undergo surgery on a broken hand.

According to reports, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended him until April 8, unless he is cleared by a doctor beforehand.

Fury, who knocked Wilder down three times on his way to victory in their trilogy fight, has been handed the standard 45-day suspension following his victory which was his first-ever world heavyweight title defence.

His victory ended a ring rivalry that had raged for almost three years.

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