Exclusive: Deontay Wilder in line to fight for the WBC heavyweight title

Sources have told Planet Sport that Deontay Wilder is expected to make a decision on his boxing career next month.

Deontay Wilder could be set for a stunning return to challenge for the WBC world heavyweight title, according to Mauricio Sulaiman.

The American has not been in the public eye since his October defeat to Tyson Fury - his second successive loss to Fury following on from 2020.

Planet Sport have been informed to expect some news next month about whether Wilder will continue boxing or not.

Should the 'Bronze Bomber' decide to continue fighting, then he may be in with a chance of challenging for the WBC title - a belt he defended 10 times.

Mauricio Sulaiman spoke to Planet Sport and revealed they will need to know sooner rather than later about Fury's future in the sport.

The WBC president also revealed the fighters in line to challenge for the green-and-gold title should Fury call it quits.

"Wilder is the number one contender and you have Joe Joyce at number two, three is Joseph Parker," Sulaiman told Planet Sport.

"I believe [Joyce and Parker] are going to have a fight for the WBO interim championship - we've had no confirmation but we will just wait and see what happens. There are some variables playing around there."

Planet Sport also caught up with former heavyweight world champion Bermane Stiverne and he believes there is only one fight out there for Wilder.

"I think the only fight that's left for him to do moneywise would be Joshua," said Stiverne.

"Other than that, I don't think there's any other fight that would be relevant for him. Also that depends on how Joshua comes back, if he comes back and beats Usyk then it's worth it then if not then it's not worth it.

"I take that back, it would be worth it cause both men are coming from a loss so it would be worth it to watch it.

"Other than that I don't see anyone. In my book, Wilder doesn't have anything to prove to anybody. Ever since he got the title from me, he did a great job holding onto the belt for five or six years and today is Tyson Fury's turn."

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