WBC Heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder (38-0-37KO) will take on Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1-21KO) at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre on Saturday for the second time in his career, after claiming a unanimous decision victory over the Haiti-born fighter in January 2015.
A win would keep Wilder on course for a mega unification bout with IBF and WBA Super champion Anthony Joshua in 2018 and a chance to prove he is the world’s top heavyweight.
” All I ever wanted to do is prove to the world that I am the best. I am the baddest. I hit the hardest. I am the most feared. My record speaks for itself. This will be an electrifying fight. That belt isn’t going anywhere, I will unify the division.
“I will be the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.”
Earlier in the week Wilder sent out a clear warning message to Joshua as interest in their bout is really building –
” I declare war. I am declaring war upon AJ. I will not chase him. We are going to lure you in, you can only run for so long and so far.”