Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington set for February 25th
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) will now defend his title against unbeaten contender Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 25, from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.
Wilder’s original opponent, Andrzej Wawrzyk, tested positive for a performance enhancing drug that was banned.
Washington, a 34-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who also played tight end and defensive end at the University of Southern California, will now get the biggest fight of his career.
Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features a pair of exciting matchups as rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd meet in a 12-round world title eliminator, plus hard-hitting Dominic Breazeale battles undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh in heavyweight action.