Deontay Wilder might be again quickly.
The previous heavyweight champ’s subsequent combat might be introduced as quickly as subsequent week, in response to The Sun. And contender Robert Helenius might be within the reverse nook, though that has not been settled.
Wilder’s workforce reportedly is concentrating on late this yr for the occasion.
“Spoke with him on Tuesday,” Wilder’s supervisor, Shelly Finkel, informed the outlet. “He’s out in Vegas coaching and he’s very comfortable. He’s on the UFC gymnasium coaching. We’re not precisely positive the place the following combat will probably be but however I’d hope to have that collectively within the subsequent week or so.
“I feel subsequent week we’ll most likely have an settlement after which an announcement.”
Frank Warren, Tyson Fury’s co-promoter, reportedly mentioned that Wilder would face Helenius. Nonetheless, Finkel cautioned that the Finn is only a candidate.
“There’s nothing performed,” he mentioned. “What occurred on that, Frank and I are fairly shut, and Frank mentioned to me, ‘Are you taking a look at Helenius … as one of many ones you’re taking a look at? As I’m involved in him for Daniel Dubois’.
“I mentioned, ‘Yeah, I’m involved in him for Deontay.’ Then, rapidly he tells people who. And that’s how that every one began. At this second, he’s simply one among a number of we’re taking a look at.”
Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) is coming off back-to-back knockout losses to Fury in February 2020 and this previous October.
In the meantime, Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) stopped former contender Adam Kownacki in back-to-back fights in March 2020 and on the second Fury-Wilder card.