Although Deontay Wilder's opponent is still quite uncertain, a bout date is getting closer.
The former heavyweight champion from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, stated in a recent interview that he is currently whittling down his list of potential opponents and plans to return to the ring by August or September. During his participation at a Professional Fighters League (PFL) bout event in Atlanta, Wilder made his statements.
“It’s been a bit of a dilemma what path to take and what is available and what is not,” Wilder told the PFL broadcast crew. “There’s so many different things in the fight game. This business is, I always say, it’s one of the most difficult businesses around because it’s unstructured. It’s so many different directions business-wise. We gonna narrow it down. People should see me back, maybe, August, no later than September.”
Wilder is also currently mulling an offer to fight fellow former heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua in a much rumored matchup for December in the Middle East. Wilder recently said he thinks the fight is “definitely” going to take place in Saudi Arabia.
Wilder has not fought since he knocked out Robert Helenius in one round last October at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.