Deontay Wilder

NORTHPORT, Ala. — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is rehabbing following two surgeries after his July 16th TKO of Chris Arreola in Birmingham. Wilder broke bones in his right hand and tore a muscle in his right bicep about midway through the fight, but the Tuscaloosa native soldiered on basically one handed. On Wednesday, Wilder told reporters he will come back quicker than expected and won’t miss a beat.

“I’ve always known that my body is a fast-healing body because I’m an elite athlete, and the doctor confirmed that two days ago when I went up there,” Wilder said, “but knowing that already played against me because by knowing that I’m gonna be alright and get back in the ring. But this time around I’m just going to recover and get back in there. We’re going to pick up where we left off at, and I’m looking forward to unifying the division. That’s my main goal, and I’m not going to stop. I don’t need a tune-up, a warm-up. I don’t need none of that. I want to get back to where I left off.”

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