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Wilder-Firtha set for Oct. 26

Updated: October 1, 2013, 5:51 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Heavyweight hopeful Deontay Wilder, the last American man to win an Olympic boxing medal for the United States when he claimed bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, will be back in action on Oct. 26.

Wilder (29-0, 29 KOs) will take on Nicolai Firtha (21-10-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer said.

"Nicolai Firtha is a veteran who has gone the distance with a lot of tough fighters," ...

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