Deontay Wilder is reportedly in talks with the camp of former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin a couple of potential comeback.
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ has not fought since February final 12 months when he was dismantled by Tyson Fury in Las Vegas and surrendered his WBC crown.
Throughout his 11-month hiatus from the ring, the 34-year-old has made a string of excuses for the defeat similar to his heavy costume, tainted water, loaded gloves and disloyal trainers.
Nevertheless, the American stays one of many greatest punchers in world boxing and a risk to the division and it appears he might lastly be set to return.
Based on Sport Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, Wilder’s representatives have reached out to Martin’s camp over a possible combat within the first quarter of 2021.
This is because of ‘quickly fading hopes’ of a trilogy with Fury because the Brit closes in on a bout with Anthony Joshua to find out who the most effective heavyweight on the earth is by crowning an undisputed champion.
The COVID-19 pandemic drastically altered plans for each sport on the earth, but Fury vs Wilder III by no means materialised – regardless of dates for July and October being scheduled.
A location for the mega-fight between Joshua and Fury has reportedly been agreed nonetheless, with Bob Arum confirming each fighters would earn near $100million (£73m) every for the combat.
It leaves Wilder with the unenviable possibility of going through Martin; a champion who reigned for simply 85 days after Joshua unceremoniously knocked him out on the 02 in April 2016.