Deontay Wilder Defending Title in Birmingham Against Johann Duhaupas
Tuscaloosa native Deontay Wilder is set to defend his WBC heavyweight championship once again in the state of Alabama.
Just like his June 13 win title defense, Wilder's team has chosen the city of Birmingham to host his next fight on September 26. This time, however, they'll move to a bigger venue. That unanimous decision victory over Eric Molina two months ago came inside UAB's Bartow Arena, but September's match will be held at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC. The new venue could hold as many as 10,000 more fans should they open up every section.
Wilder should once again be a heavy favorite against the Frenchman Johann Duhaupas. The 34-year-old stands 6'5" and around 235 pounds. During his 11-year career, Duhaupas has compiled a 32-2 record with 20 KOs but has this will be his fight in the United States.
NBC will carry the fight live in primetime as part of its Premier Boxing Championship Series. The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 7 PM/CT. For those wondering about college football, Alabama is schedule to play Louisiana-Monroe in Tuscaloosa but the game time hasn't been announced.
Tickets are now on sale. For more information, you can visit AlabamaTitleFight.com.