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WBC world heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne and challenger Deontay Wilder will take to the scales on Friday ahead of their title bout in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The weigh-in will be aired live on Showtime’s YouTube channel at 10:30 pm (UK time) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas ahead of one of the most highly anticipated heavyweight clashes in years.
Leo Santa Cruz and Amir Imam are amongst those featuring on the undercard, but it is the main event which has undoubtedly made the headlines as Wilder looks to end America’s wait for the next great heavyweight champion of the world.
Wladimir Klitschko has ruled the division brilliantly during his stellar career and deserves a significant amount of credit for the professionalism and winning desire he has consistently shown.
However, fans have been waiting for an explosive talent that has the personality to match and Wilder appears to tick all the boxes despite continuously facing criticism about the level of opposition he has faced previously
Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), has never been beyond the fourth round of a fight and he will step up to the biggest test of his career against Stiverne. However, aside from his wins over Chris Arreola, the defending champion hasn’t got much more of an impressive record in comparison and so he will be looking to prove a point too.
It all makes for an exciting clash and one that shouldn’t be missed as Wilder looks to establish himself as the new face of the heavyweight division.