By Elliot Foster
Deontay Wilder will fight either Dereck Chisora or Robert Helenius for the WBC world heavyweight title.
The world champion (38-0, 37 KOs) was last in action on February 25 when he dispatched of Gerald Washington inside five rounds.
And he now has his next challenger set in the shape of the winner of the vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title showdown between ‘Del Boy’ and ‘The Nordic Nightmare’.
Chisora, 33, and his Finnish counterpart, also 33, are set to meet, on May 27 at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, in a rematch after the Swedish-born fighter was rewarded a contentious split decision victory in their first meeting back in 2011.
“Del Boy V Helenius.... winner takes on Deontay Wilder. Going to be some night in Hell-sinki,” is how the two fighters’ promotional company Team Sauerland revealed the news on Twitter.
Further details regarding the fight and the winner getting a crack at 31-year-old Wilder’s belt will be revealed in due course.
IN OTHER NEWS: On Saturday 29th April, TalkTalk TV customers can watch Anthony Joshua go toe-to-toe with Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles for just £17.95, saving up to £2.
Taking place in front of a record breaking 90,000 crowd at Wembley, TalkTalk customers will be able to watch the fight from the comfort of their own home, via Sky Sports Box Office, as Joshua put his unbeaten record to the test against the former World Champion.
From 6:00pm, TalkTalk TV customers can watch every punch, jab and knockout blow in what promises to be an eventful night of boxing on channel 416. If they so choose, Boxing fans will be able to relive all the drama with repeats at 9:00 am and 4:00pm on Sunday 30th April, while TalkTalk’s Plus TV customers can record the fight and re-watch the former sparring partners battle it out until 11pm on 30th April.