Deontay Wilder: I’m about to put Stiverne on a permanent vacation
By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KO’s) is getting nearer to a world title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) and he expects to take his title when the two of them meet later this year. Stiverne won the WBC title last May with a 6th round stoppage victory over Chris Arreola, and since then he’s been enjoying his title as the new WBC heavyweight champion.
Deontay isn’t going to let Stiverne enjoy his moment in the spotlight for very much longer, because he plans on taking the title from him by the end of the year.
Deontay said on his twitter “I’m closing in…. Be Aware Of That!! I’m about to put…[Stiverne] on permanent VACATI-O-N.”
Stiverne said yesterday that he’s not worried about the Deontay threat, and that he’s going to be ready for him when they face each other this year. It’s going to be interesting to see if Stiverne will be ready for what the 6’7” Deontay brings to the ring for their fight, because Stiverne struggled in the past when he fought the 6’6” Ray Austin in their fight in 2011.
Stiverne was trailing in the fight going into the 10th round when he was able to score a stoppage win over the 40-year-old Austin. The thing is Austin didn’t have anywhere near the same kind of punching power or hands speed that Deontay Wilder has, and that’s the one thing that you have to wonder about. Can Stiverne take 10 rounds of vicious head shots from Deontay in order to try and get to him the way he got to Ray Austin?
I wouldn’t recommend getting hit by Deontay for 10 rounds. Stiverne is going to need to figure out some way not to get hit so much in this fight because with the amount of punches that Arreola landed in their two recent shots, Stiverne might not be standing for long if Deontay is able to land the same amount of shots.
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