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Deontay Wilder looking at January return, fight with Jennings or Povetkin

Tony Thompson and Vyacheslav Glazkov are reportedly also in the running.

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Deontay Wilder's staying busy.

According to Showtime's Stephen Espinoza, the WBC champion, who dominated Johann Duhaupas two weeks agowants to return to action in January of next year against a top-tier opponent.

While the "greatest likelihood" is that he will face Bryant Jennings, Espinoza lists Vyacheslav Glazkov, Tony Thompson, and his mandatory, Alexander Povetkin, as other potential foes.

Thompson and Povetkin seem rather unlikely, as both have fights coming up in the near future. Thompson will reportedly face Malik Scott in three weeks while Povetkin takes on Mariusz Wach on November 4th.

Jennings was last seen giving Wladimir Klitschko a damn good fight back in April; Jennings managed to survive "Dr. Steelhammer's" best punches without going down and deal a fair bit of punishment in return. It would certainly be enlightening to see how Wilder handles someone who at least partially dealt with Klitschko's height, length, and power.

Czar Glazkov, meanwhile, edged Steve Cunningham in March before knocking out punching-bag-to-the-stars Kertson Maxwell two months ago.

While Povetkin's the mandatory, the Wach fight probably precludes him from competing in January. Hopefully, though, this fight is Wilder's last before taking on "Russian Vityaz."

UPDATE: Gary Shaw says that Jennings is not on the table for Wilder. That stinks.

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