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eontay Wilder is set to undergo surgery next week after breaking his hand in his heavyweight loss to Tyson Fury.

And his manager, Shelly Finkel, revealed that Wilder suffered an injury during the fight that required surgery.

“Deontay broke his right hand behind the third joint and he needs to have it fixed next week,” Finkel said.

“He needs to have an operation, the joint is fine, the bone behind the joint has broken. He’s in pain but he was fine, he was home yesterday.

“He’s recovering and at this point, hopefully, after the hand surgery, he’ll probably be looking to enter the ring in the middle of next year, like April or May.”

Some had suggested Wilder should retire after suffering a second straight loss to Fury in their third and final fight.

And while coach Malik Scott has said he is financially secure enough not to continue in the ring, he has no plans to hang up his gloves.

“Retirement is not in his plans at all and it is not something that we have discussed,” he said. “He’ll come back in whatever form he wants.”

“He’s a great fighter and he doesn’t belong there with the other guys. He must participate in high level fights and main events. “


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