By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr.Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV
Entering a rematch he has openly admitted he doesn’t want and unable to attract his desired opponents, unbeaten WBC champion Deontay Wilder hasn’t shied away from sharing his displeasure of the current state of the heavyweight division.
Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) will look to take out his anger on Saturday when he meets former champion and mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Wilder followed up the Stiverne win with five defenses of his title — all ending via knockout. But the lineup of foes, some that have come as late replacements, have been a mixture of journeymen and washed-up names.
The fight Wilder, and most boxing fans and experts alike, truly covets is against unified champion Anthony Joshua. The native of England, who stopped Carlos Takam last week in Wales in front of an indoor boxing record of 78,000 fans, has quickly grown to become one of the sport’s biggest stars worldwide.
Undefeated world heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber”‘ Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) defends his belt against mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) in a rematch of their 2015 title clash. Plus, former welterweight champ “Showtime” Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) battles Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) in the featured undercard and Sergey Lipinets (12-0, 10 KOs) takes on Akihiro Kondo (29-6-1, 16 KOs) for the junior welterweight title. Live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.