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Four days until Wilder’s first real test

American heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder of Tuscaloosa, AL will be fighting for the WBC World Heavyweight Title this Saturday, January 17 against Haitian born Bermane Stiverne. Many boxing insiders favor Stiverne due to Wilder’s inexperience in the ring, as he has never gone beyond four rounds in over 30 fights due to his devastating knockout power. Also, Wilder’s chin is questionable. Wilder has been rumored to have been knocked out cold wearing headgear during an amateur bout.

Whatever the case may be, Wilder has the opportunity to put American heavyweight boxing back on the map. It is a common perception in boxing that if the heavyweights are making money, especially American heavyweights, then all boxers are making money. The current boxing landscape is being dominated by lower weight classes, most notably welterweights. Welterweight is the division where the pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather, Jr. resides. Although Wilder will not join anyone’s pound for pound list with a victory over Stiverne this Saturday, he will effectively become America’s de facto number two boxer just because he is undefeated and owns the WBC World Heavyweight Title.

Be sure to tune in this Saturday, January 17 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV to see if Wilder can overcome the odds and secure the WBC World Heavyweight Title.



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