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Bermane Stiverne defends his WBC world heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand on January 17, and the two men are confident of early nights.
Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) brings a devastating record to the table which has seen his profile grow as the potential ‘saviour’ of the heavyweight division as the US has cried out for a legitimate champion for years.
However, despite his impressive record, he has continuously been criticised for the level of opposition that he has faced and so his bout with Stiverne will likely provide the answers to the questions that have yet to be asked of him inside the ring.
Stiverne captured the belt with an impressive stoppage of Chris Arreola in their rematch last year, and he is confident that he will have an early night on Saturday as he looks to end the hype surrounding Wilder who he has previously described as a “clown”.
The WBC champion insists that Wilder doesn’t take the sport seriously and he has vowed to put on a brutal show when they come face-to-face and he undoubtedly packs power in his own shots.
Nevertheless, this preview gives an inside look into their personalities and shows a softer and more serious side to Wilder than has potentially been seen in the media.
The American discusses his daughter and his desire to become the face of the heavyweight division and his quest will certainly be given a huge boost if he is able to defeat his rival in Las Vegas on Saturday night.