Deontay Wilder hinted that his next outing, contrary to widespread reports, may not be against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia this December.
Skills Challenge Group have confirmed their desire to stage the monster cross Atlantic clash towards the end of the year, and the expectation has been that neither man will fight before then.
However, in a recent interview with ESNews, Wilder seemed to imply that fans may see him back in a boxing ring much sooner than that.
“We’re working hard on a lot of things. This year has been crazy, but crazy in a great way for me. I’ve got a lot of great things going on.”
“I’ll be back real soon.”
‘The Bronze Bomber’ has been out of action since his one round demolition of Robert Helenius back in October, which in turn was his first fight since back to back stoppage defeats to old nemesis Tyson Fury.
Up until recently, Wilder had been expected to take on PBC stablemate Andy Ruiz Jr, after being ordered to face him in a final eliminator for the WBC world title.
After talks for the all American clash went quiet, there were rumblings from those who speculated Wilder may have a more lucrative fight in the offing, and so it proved.
If all goes to plan, Wilder and ‘AJ’ will remarkably lock horns on the same night as Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk for undisputed, which representatives from Saudi are also keen to stage.
The card would undoubtedly be the most opulent in the history of the sport, with figures of around £320 million being reported for total purses.