Stiverne-Wilder Confirmed for January 17th at The MGM Grand


untitledThe fight between Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder for the WBC World Heavyweight title is now confirmed and set to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on January 17th. It will be aired on Showtime Network. This was a long set of negotiations that had their purse bid’s delayed and pushed back for various reasons, but the fight is now on and the details seemed to be now hammered out. Both men have taken their verbal shots at each other over the past couple months. Now we can get to the actual specifics of the fight, rather than the details of the negotiation.

Bermane Stiverne won the vacant WBC Heavyweight belt against Chris Arreola in May of this year. It was his 2nd win over him in about a year’s span. Ever since then, Deontay Wilder has been calling him out for a title shot. Stiverne will be entering the ring with a 24-1-1 record with 21 KOs, while Wilder will be entering the fight with an undefeated 32-0 record with all 32 wins coming by way of KO. This is a fight that seems to have some bad blood between the two men and on January 17th, we’ll finally see it come to ahead. It appears that for boxing, 2015 will start off with a bang.