According to former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, he is still aligned with Premier Boxing Champions and powerful adviser Al Haymon.

After suffering back to back stoppage losses at the hands of current WBC beltholder Tyson Fury, Wilder returned to the ring back in October to secure a first round knockout of Robert Helenius.

The fight with Helenius was a semi-eliminator - which now puts Wilder in position to face former unified champion Andy Ruiz in a WBC final eliminator.

However, it's still not clear when or where Wilder vs. Ruiz will take place.

There have been rumors that Wilder held discussions with several promoters outside of PBC - to explore the financial possibilities on the current landscape.

Rumors began circulating when Wilder stated in a video that he was frustrated with respect to delayed payments for a recent fight.

The dangerous puncher indicates that he currently doesn't have any problems with PBC or Haymon.

"No bad blood. I'm still part of PBC. I'm just an open agent, open fighter. I want to fight on all types of platforms, I'm willing to work with anyone. I have no problem with PBC, we're still thriving," Wilder told 78SportsTV.

"We're still working together as far as I know of. Me and Al Haymon still communicate, there is no bad blood. We are working on a number of things and I shall return real soon, it has just been an ongoing thing dealing with the business of boxing.

"We have been travelling to all the different places, because I want to know what is going on and where it is going to take place. Once we get everything together, we are going to make an announcement and it is going to be amazing."