Stiverne Feels He Needs a Knockout to Beat Wilder


    downloadESNEWS caught up with WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne and asked him about his upcoming showdown with undefeated American knockout artist Deontay Wilder.

    Don King feels that Stiverne needs a knockout to beat Wilder. Stiverne responded very confidently by saying “I have to, I will. Stiverne was then asked what his favorite punch was he replied by saying, “I don’t know it depends. I don’t have one. It depends on who I fight. It could be a left hook all night.”

    Stiverne’s trainer Don House was also asked to elaborate on what to expect in the Wilder fight he had this to say, “You have to respect anyone that is 32-0 with 32 knockouts. Is he as good as he says he is or not? There is no in between with a guy like that. I’m just going to assume that he is so if he is, the strategy is very simple with a guy like that, push him back.”

    The question was also asked what separates Stiverne from other heavyweights and House responded, “Hand speed and power very fast hands, a lot of power, a lot of skills, and he’s hungry. You can’t teach speed and power. It’s something he has naturally.”

    House was asked to give his prediction. He has a different desire for the fight than promoter Don King. “I want the fight fight to go 12 rounds, just beat the guy up for 12 rounds. I just wanna beat him.”

    The Stiverne Wilder bout is one of the most anticipated heavyweight events in recent years with the winner possibly in line to face Wladimir Klitschko in a huge unification in 2015. It has been a while since boxing fans have a reason to get excited about the heavyweight division. Stiverne and Wilder could be the fight that breathes life back into the division.