FOX Primetime card saved as Gerald Washington steps in to face Deontay Wilder
A failed drug test has led to a championship opportunity for Gerald Washington. When Andrzej Wawrzyk tested positive with VADA for stanzobol, a banned steroid, he was forced off the card. He was tested twice, and both samples came back positive leaving little doubt of his guilt. It cost him a World Title shot against Deontay Wilder.
Enter Gerald Washington (18-0-12 KOs) a former standout football player at USC and practice squad member of the Seattle Seahawks. He gets the opportunity of a lifetime now, to fight for the championship, on national primetime television. He and Wilder will meet on FOX at 8PM EST on February 25th. Washington knocked out Ray Austin in his last bout, and will be looking to pull off the major upset against Wilder. The six foot five heavyweight sports an eighty inch reach, which oddly puts him at a slight disadvantage.
Deontay Wilder (37-0-36 KOs) is an absolute terror. The six foot seven inch fighter possesses an eighty three inch reach, and devastating power. His straight right hand is absolute thunder. He utilizes a jab to establish range, and delivers the right hand to close the deal. He’s the WBC champion, and many feel the best heavyweight in the world. A victory by Wilder could result in a clash with Tyson Fury. It’s a fight fans have been clamoring for.
The fight should be compelling and will air live on FOX on February 25th.