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Deontay Wilder to have emergency surgery after Tyson Fury defeat

Deontay Wilder will have surgery for a broken hand sustained in his loss to Tyson Fury.

Tyson Fury viciously knocked out Wilder in round 11 of their trilogy, his second consecutive defeat to the British boxer.

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According to reports, the American boxer injured his hand during the battle and will need emergency surgery next week after returning home to Alabama from the grueling Las Vegas thriller.

His co-manager Shelly Finkel told SunSport: “Deontay broke his right hand behind the third knuckle and he has to have that fixed next week.

He has to have surgery, the knuckle is OK, it’s the bone behind the knuckle that broke. He’s sore but he was OK, he was home yesterday.

He’s healing and at this point, if everything is OK, after the hand surgery he’ll probably look to enter the ring mid next year, like April or May.

After the defeat, Wilder was rushed to the hospital, where he received follow-up medical attention. They realized Wilder had a possible broken hand at that point.

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