Deontay Wilder Defends Heavyweight Belt Saturday
Feb 22 2017 7:44 PM

Deontay Wilder Defends Heavyweight Belt Saturday – WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder returns to action this coming Saturday in his home state of Alabama as he faces undefeated former football player Gerald Washington in a fight set to air on FOX.

Wilder is entering the ring for the first time since July of last year when he made a successful title defense against Chris Arreola. In that fight, Wilder sustained multiple injuries to his right arm. Wilder was originally scheduled to take on Poland’s Andrzej Wawrzyk, but he was replaced by Washington a few weeks ago due to a positive PED test.

A second world title fight is also on the bill as the vacant IBF world super welterweight title is in dispute between Jarrett Hurd and Tony Harrison.

 

Deontay Wilder Defends Heavyweight Belt Saturday

Check out TBC analyst Frank Lotierzo breaking down this Saturday’s Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington match right here at TBC. Below is the complete line-up as it stands today for the Lou DiBella and Tom Brown co-promotion. The two world title fights will air on FOX with a good portion of the rest of the card airing on FOX Sports 1. Check your local listings for all start times.

 

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 – Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
(Card Subject To Change)

Heavy 12 RDS: Deontay Wilder (37-0) vs Gerald Washington (18-0-1)
154 LBS 12 RDS: Jarrett Hurd (19-0) vs Tony Harrison (24-1)
Heavy 10 RDS: Dominic Breazeale (17-1) vs Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-0)
160 LBS 10 RDS: Alantez Fox (21-0-1) vs Kenneth McNeil (10-2)
168 LBS 10 RDS: Caleb Plant (14-0) vs Thomas Awimbono (25-6-1)
130 LBS 8 RDS: Jorge Lara (28-0-2) vs Jhon Gemino (15-7-1)
Heavy 8 RDS: Iago Kiladze (24-1) vs Byron Polley (30-19-1)
Heavy 6 RDS: Junior Fa (9-0) vs Keith Barr (17-10-1)
Heavy 6 RDS: Robert Alfonso (10-0) vs Keith Thompson (8-4)
200 LBS 4 RDS: Deon Nicholson (1-0) vs Josh Rasberry (0-0)
160 LBS 4 RDS: Thomas Knox (1-0) vs Anthony Retic (0-0)

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