Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been out of the ring since last October, when he defeated Robert Helenius at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
There has been talk for several weeks that Wilder will potentially face former two-time champion Anthony Joshua on a December date in Saudi Arabia.
Additionally, Wilder has been linked to a final eliminator ordered by the WBC with former unified champion Andy Ruiz – where the winner becomes the mandatory challenger to Tyson Fury.
Malik Scott, Wilder’s head coach, points out that his fighter will not wait too long before issuing a verdict on the next fight.
Scott reveals that a final decision will be made before July – whether Wilder will fight in the coming months or wait until December for Joshua.
“It is unknown if Deontay will fight between now and December. I would absolutely love to fight from now until December. It’s no secret. Andy Ruiz is in the mix. Anything could happen. making very critical decisions for Deontay’s career,” said Scott to Betway.
“For Deontay not to fight between now and December, the compensation Deontay would have to receive would have to be very high because once again he is a businessman, he doesn’t sit around and wait. So if he’s considering sitting and waiting, then he’s going to have to be compensated, and that’s very, very good, because that means he’s holding back a lot of opportunities, holding back his legacy, and to do that, you have to compensate a man like Deontay.
“The Saudis understand this kind of business, so it wouldn’t even be a problem. This is something they know. If we want them to wait, we have to do it. These guys are real businessmen. They know what the country wants. They know what they want to do and how they want to do it. We won’t wait until the end of summer to sign it. I promise you this. We’ll know for sure before July.