Deontay Wilder claims injured hand and bicep are fully recovered
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 01/12/16 8:40am
Deontay Wilder aims to defend his world title in the early part of 2017 after successfully recovering from his injuries
The WBC heavyweight champion broke his right hand and tore his bicep during July's stoppage victory against Chris Arreola, his fourth successful defence.
"Everything is good," Wilder exclusively told Sky Sports. "I'm in full training again, using both hands. Everything's looking good so I can't wait to get back into the ring.
"I'm able to punch with both hands, for sure. It's been a long healing process but I'm ahead of schedule - I'm a fast healer because I've been an athlete all my life.
"Sometime early next year, I'll be ready to go."
It's been a long healing process but I'm ahead of schedule - I'm a fast healer because I've been an athlete all my life.
Wilder has already suggested a unification fight with IBF champion Anthony Joshua, who must first get past Eric Molina on December 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
"2017 will be a beautiful year," he said. "Our goal is to unify the division so we need others that want to put their title on the line."
Wilder is unbeaten in 37 fights with only Bermane Stiverne, the opponent he beat to become WBC champion, taking him the distance.
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