WBC heavyweight ruler Deontay Wilder will box again on September 26, with the unbeaten “Bronze Bomber” set to fight in Birmingham, Alabama – most probably against Frenchman Johann Duhaupas.
AL.com has reported how an official press conference will take place this Thursday to formally announce the fight. Duhaupas, 32-2(20) is the frontrunner to be announced as Wilder’s second WBC title challenger, however. The 34-year-old Frenchman, who is coming off a points win over Manuel Charr, has posted on his FaceBook page how he is going to challenge Wilder.
Some fans may be disappointed at Wilder facing a fighter they may well not have hear of. The defence, like Wilder’s maiden defence against another huge underdog in Eric Molina, is a voluntary. In his next fight after the September bout, Wilder must fight WBC mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. That fight, everyone agrees, will be the biggest test for the former Olympian since his WBC title win over Bermane Stiverne this January.