DEONTAY WILDER’S hopes of securing a Las Vegas rematch with Tyson Fury have been boosted after he was only given a six-week medical ban.
The Bronze Bomber suffered a brutal defeat to the Gypsy King in Sin City on Saturday as he surrendered his WBC heavyweight crown to the Brit.
Wilder, who was bleeding from his ear, was eventually stopped in the seventh before it was claimed he was taken straight to hospital.
Now it has emerged those reports were untrue, and he has been given the green light to return to the ring in April.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed in their post-fight medical report the American can start sparring again on April 8.
And he is only suspended from fighting in Vegas until April 23.
And that trilogy fight between the pair would then have to take place before August.
Speaking to The Athletic, Wilder said: “The rematch is definitely going to happen. We’re going to get it on. I want to get right back to it.”
Wilder looks likely to ditch Mark Breland after his trainer threw in the towel – something the ex-champ is adamant should never have happened.
He said: “I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional.
“It is not an emotional thing, it’s a principal thing. We’ve talked about this situation many, many years before this even happened.
“I said as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to go out on my shield.
“If I’m talking about going in and killing a man, I respect the same way. I abide by the same principal of receiving.
“So I told my team to never, ever, no matter what it may look like, to never throw the towel in with me because I’m a special kind.
“I still had five rounds left. No matter what it looked like, I was still in the fight.”
Wilder was stopped in the seventh round of an incredibly one-sided fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena – having been floored by Fury in the third and fifth rounds – with blood pouring from his stricken ear.
The trilogy fight could take place at the brand new 70,000 capacity Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Speaking to BT Sport after his victory, Fury said: “I expect he [Wilder] will want a rematch and I will have that. Great fights should have trilogies.
“And I want it here, just across the road, at the Raiders Stadium outdoors in front of 70,000.”