Wilder vs Stiverne 2 : The Confirmation

On November 4th, 2017, live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, undefeated Deontay Wilder puts his WBC heavyweight title on the line against Bermane Stiverne. Bermane Stiverne is 25-2, and lost this same belt in 2015 to Wilder. The rematch comes at an important time in both men’s career’s. Wilder has defended his belt five times since their first fight, and all of those victories have been by knockout or stoppage. Stiverne is the only man to go the distance with Wilde. Wilder is coming into the fight looking to confirm that he is the best heavyweight in the United States, and that he is capable of defeating highly regarded IBF, IBO, and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Joshua has not fought in the United States, and fights in the United Kingdom. Wilder is hoping a stoppage of Stiverne will display his position as the only real opposition to a Joshua heavyweight reign. This fight was not originally the one scheduled, as highly regarded and undefeated Luis Ortiz tested positive for a banned substance, and Stiverne stepped in as a replacement. Stiverne is out to prove that the first encounter with Wilder while showing his granite chin did not show his best form. He believes he will bring the fight to Wilder this time around, and is hungry to recapture the belt he lost to Wilder. Both men have a lot to prove not only to themselves, but to the boxing community as the winner will no doubt put themselves at the top of the list in attempt to unify the heavyweight division against Anthony Joshua. The winner will indeed confirm where they stand in the heavyweight division.

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