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Wilder to defend against Duhaupas on September 26

Photo: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime

Photo: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime

Heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) will make the second defense of his belt on September 26, when he takes on Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

“Fighting at home last time exceeded my expectations and coming back again is a blessing upon my life,” said Wilder. “I’m looking forward to bringing more boxing to Alabama and introducing the entire state to this great sport.”

“I know my opponent has great size and that’s what we’re looking for in opponents. He has a great record and he’s never been knocked out…until he faces me,” added Wilder. I know Duhaupas is tough and he comes to fight and that’s exactly what we need.”

TV coverage kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT with the broadcast starting off with a 12-round junior welterweight bout pitting Omar Figueroa (25-0-1, 18 KOs) against Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs).

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