DEONTAY WILDER will officially return to the ring later this year.
And the Alabama heavyweight has big ambitions to get back on top.
Wilder, 36, meets Robert Helenius on October 15 at the Barclays Center in New York.
The former world champion has not fought since his second loss to Tyson Fury last year.
Wilder had his 2020 WBC title ripped away by Fury in their rematch and then lost the trilogy bout as well.
But the 36-year-old can’t wait to return to Brooklyn later this year.
Wilder said: “It has been a long journey for me and today it continues. I’ve debated so many times whether to stay out of business or come back.
“When I got my statue in my hometown and saw so many people arriving and celebrating with me and my family, seeing all the emotion, grown men crying in front of their children and saying he was a true king gave me the feeling my work is not done.
“So here I am again looking forward to getting back in the ring.
“I look forward to coming to the Barclays Center, a place where I’ve had my most devastating knockouts and a place I consider my second home.
“So where are all my Bombzquad people? It’s time to put on your war gear. And let’s get to work, baby. Bombzquad is back!”
Helenius, meanwhile, has won his last three fights and is aiming for a step up to world level.
The 38-year-old Swedish heavyweight is new to boxing in the United States, having spent most of his career to date in Europe.
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