Former WBC Champion Deontay Wilder has bagged six weeks suspension from boxing after suffering defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury on Sunday.
Wilder was battered and bruised early in the fight with his lip bleeding by the end of the first round and blood coming from his ear by the end of the third, after being knocked down by Fury.
After the fight the Bronze Bomber went to hospital, and missed the post fight press conference, over fears of a burst eardrum but he only needed stitches to a cut in his ear.
However the American has still been given a six week medical suspension by the Nevada State Commission, meaning he can’t spar until April 8th or compete until April 23rd.
Wilder said in an interview on Monday night, the first time he’d spoken since his seventh round defeat, that he would be invoking the rematch clause in his contract and taking the trilogy fight.
The suspension will not affect that as he could go straight into a 12 week camp after his suspension is over and still be ready for a fight sometime in July.
Originally the date for the rematch was set at July 18th but Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has said it could be pushed back to September.