Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, 36-years-old, is looking ahead to a very bright future in the sport. (photo by Ryan Hafey)

Wilder was last in the ring back in October, when he took part in one of the best heavyweight fights in years.

He collided with division rival Tyson Fury for a third time, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Wilder went down in the third round, but then dropped Fury two times in the following round.

Fury would rally in the second half, dropping Wilder two more times for a knockout victory in the eleventh round.

During that fight, Wilder broke his right hand and has since undergone surgery.

“I’m feeling great, I’m doing great. We didn’t get what we wanted [against Fury], but we still got something out of it. I think we got something even bigger out of it besides just a victory," Wilder told Telli Swift's podcast, according to The Mirror.

“I’m grateful for that. I’m blessed all the way around. With that being said, it’s no complaints at all, we just move forward. You come up to a certain point, as humans we feel we come up to a dead end or we fail, we think this is it for us. But when you’re travelling along your journey, nothing should be ‘this is it’.

“For me, this is not it, this is just the beginning. The best is yet to come from me. Although I have accomplished a lot of things, more than I could’ve imagined. I do still have goals in the sport, that’s why I still have love for it.

“I’m looking to accomplish the goals that I still have left. I broke my hand, so I’m in a healing process right now. Once this is over, I’ll resume training for sure. Boxing is a year-round sport, so you’ve always gotta be prepared, you’ve always gotta stay ready. After this, I’m looking to get right back in it.”