The heavyweight boxer has yet to announce who will be his next opponent.
Deontay Wilder continues to try and secure his next fight, which will be his first in 2023, after beating Robert Helenius with a first round KO in his last bout.
The American boxer is 37 years old and had been seen recently in Showtime and FOX events promoted by Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Championship, but now Wilder has assured he’s free to fight anywhere and has no ties to any broadcasting service or platform.
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This doesn’t change much, as he’s been a promotional and broacasting free agent, but had worked for a long time with PBC, despite not being tied to a long-term contract.
Deontay Wilder isn’t happy with the payday offered to face Andy Ruiz Jr.
Deontay Wilder announced his decision after he was mandated by the WBC to face Andy Ruiz Jr. in an eliminator fight but Mike Coppinger from ESPN claims that neither Wilder or Haymon are happy with the estimated payday awaiting for the American fighter during that bout, therefore he’s open to offers by other promoters.
Francis Ngannou chimed in on Deontay Wilder’s post
Francis Ngannou, former UFC heavyweight champion tweeted at Deontay Wilder’s message to say that he hopes the boxer keeps his word and agrees to a fight with him, but only in boxing as he doesn’t want to hurt him by fighting mixed martial arts.