Deontay Wilder to have emergency surgery after Tyson Fury defeat
Deontay Wilder will have surgery to repair a fractured hand he sustained in his loss to Tyson Fury.
Wilder was knocked out in round 11 of their trilogy by Tyson Fury, his second loss to the British boxer in as many fights.
The American boxer is said to have fractured his hand during the battle and will need emergency surgery next week after going home to Alabama after the grueling Las Vegas showdown.
“Deontay broke his right hand behind the third knuckle and he has to have that mended next week,” his co-manager Shelly Finkel told SunSport.
“He’ll need surgery; the knuckle is fine; it’s the bone behind it that’s broken. He’s sore, but he’s well; he returned home yesterday.
“He’s recuperating, and if all goes well after the hand surgery, he’ll probably return to the ring in April or May next year.””
After the defeat, Wilder was rushed to the hospital, where he received follow-up medical attention. They realized Wilder had a possible broken hand at that point.