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Deontay Wilder to fight on Aug. 9

Updated: June 25, 2013, 11:25 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Top heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder, the last man to win an Olympic medal for the United States when he claimed a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, is stepping up to face his most significant opponent when he faces former titleholder Sergei Liakhovich.

Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer said Tuesday that the fight was signed and will take place as the main event on a Showtime-televised tripleheader on Aug. 9.

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