Deontay Wilder has been handed a six-month medical suspension following his crushing defeat to Tyson Fury on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ was stopped in the 11th round of the intense WBC heavyweight title fight in Sin City as he suffered his second successive defeat to Fury.

Although the American fought valiantly and would have done wonders for his battered reputation, he was taken to hospital – before being discharged on Saturday night – after sustaining a broken finger.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended the former world heavyweight champion from fighting until April 8 unless a doctor clears him to fight before then.

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Fury, meanwhile, has been handed the regulatory 45-day suspension following his victory, which was the first defence of his WBC title.

Wilder employed Malik Scott as his trainer for the fight after sacking Mark Breland in February 2020 for throwing the towel in amidst a barrage of blows from Fury.

At the time, the decision was widely welcomed by the boxing community, but Wilder suggested his trainer had spiked his water or tampered with his costume before the fight.

Immediately after Wilder’s loss to Fury, his sacked trainer, Breland took to social media to post a video of himself shadow boxing which the boxing community interpreted as a silent message to Wilder.

In response to the scathing accusations from his former employer, Breland insisted the 35-year-old was ‘done’ back in 2020.

He told The Fight Is Right in response: “With Deontay and I, that’s a part of boxing I guess.

“His career is done now, so, I’m done and he’s done. I’m done with him.”

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