World heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder have ordered to perform 60 hours of community service at a local YMCA.after being found guilty of marijuana possession.
Wilder, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is scheduled to defend his title on March 3, 2018 against Cuban Luis Ortiz.
Wilder’s lawyer, Paul Patterson said the court’s ruling is respect and he is hoping a dismissal would be granted. ‘We are going to look at our options of appellate relief and then move on from there.’ He added.
Patterson explained that the marijuana did not belong to his client, who had been out of state for several days and returned home from Georgia in his Rolls Royce before switching to his Cadillac Escalade to run some errands.
The 32-year-old American champion, who last fought in November when he beat Haitian-Canadian Bermane Stiverne with a first-round knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title, was arrested in Alabama last June.
The Bronze Bomber also hopes to meet Britain’s WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua later this year.