Jay Deas, trainer of unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KOs), has confirmed that Wilder will face Nicolai Firtha (21-10-1, 8 KOs) on October 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
“We can confirm that Deontay will fight Nick Firtha on the Bernard Hopkins undercard,” said Deas. “It’s a good fight for Deontay on short notice as Firtha is 21-10, coming off a win and went the distance with Johnathan Banks and Povetkin. He also had Tyson Fury in serious trouble in their fight before being stopped in five. Deontay and Firtha were both in camp with Wlad klitschko when Klitschko was preparing to fight Wach.”