Potential Deontay Wilder return date set by trainer Malik Scott after fighter’s six-month ring ban

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Deontay Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott has revealed that the American heavyweight is targeting a ring return in May 2022.

Wilder’s career hit a major bump in the round last month after his trilogy with Tyson Fury ended in an 11th round knockout. The U.S fighter’s hopes of regaining his WBC heavyweight title subsequently vanished.

He was hit with a six-month ban from the Nevada State Athletic Commission in wake of the bout, with Wilder having sustained injuries during the brawl with rival Fury.

That would have allowed him to make his return to action in spring of next year. His trainer, Malik Scott, has now revealed that his next fight could in fact come in May.

Deontay Wilder was brutally knocked out by Tyson Fury on October 9th

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Malik told World Boxing News, “We should be back in camp, in my opinion, no later than March and fight in May. Or we may be back in camp before March. It all depends on how he recovers, how he’s feeling, how everything’s going.”

The Bronze Bomber’s head trainer added, “Deontay said he’s going to go on vacation, and I’m all for that, and in a few months, we’ll be back in camp, and he’ll be fighting.”

While Wilder fell short of the standards set by Fury over their memorable trilogy, there’s no denying that he’s still a big draw. His punch power is comparable to any great fighter in the history of the sport.

We eagerly await when he next steps through the ropes and hope that he hasn’t been deterred from throwing explosive right hands by the damage he sustained against The Gypsy King.

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