Deontay Wilder medically suspended for SIX MONTHS after brutal Tyson Fury knockout as sacked trainer Mark Breland reacts
Deontay Wilder will be forced to serve a six-month medical suspension following his bruising defeat to Tyson Fury on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ was stopped in the 11th round of the pulsating WBC heavyweight title fight in Sin City as he suffered his second successive stoppage defeat to Fury.
Although the American fought valiantly and will have done wonders for his battered reputation, he was taken to hospital – before being discharged on Saturday night – after sustaining a broken finger.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will now forbid the former world heavyweight champion from competing again until April 8 unless a doctor clears him to fight.
Fury, meanwhile, has been handed the regulatory 45-day suspension following his victory, which was the first defence of his WBC title.
Wilder opted to have Malik Scott in his corner for the fight after sacking Mark Breland in February 2020 for throwing the towel in amidst a barrage of punishment from Fury.
At the time, the decision was widely welcomed by the boxing community, but Wilder suggested the Olympian had spiked his water or tampered with his costume before the fight.
Breland took to social media after the fight and showed himself shadow boxing in the immediate aftermath of Fury’s crushing victory.
In response to the scathing accusations from his former employer, Breland insisted the 35-year-old was ‘done’ back in 2020.
He told The Fight Is Right in response: “With Deontay and I, that’s a part of boxing I guess.
“His career is done now, so, I’m done and he’s done. I’m done with him.”