Stiverne Signs Contract For Wilder Fight
The managers for former heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne, Josh Dubin and James Prince have confirmed that Stiverne has officially signed a contract for his mandatory rematch with WBC champion, Deontay Wilder.
Speaking to Boxing Scene, Dubin and Prince stated that a deal was agreed upon between Stiverne’s promoter Don King and the both managers, yet King never discussed the agreed-upon financial terms with Stiverne’s managers or the fighter.
Stiverne’s managers and King were able to work out the financial aspects on Tuesday, with the boxer signing off on the rematch on Wednesday morning. The information also confirmed by the lead promoter of the event, Lou DiBella.
Stiverne, who is Wilder’s mandatory challenger, was previously scheduled to fight on the undercard of the November 4th event, against Dominic Breazeale. The winner of Stiverne-Breazeale was guaranteed a shot at Wilder.
The former champion was placed back in the main event, after Wilder’s original opponent Luis Ortiz was removed due to a failed random drug test.
The two fighters faced off before in January 2015, when Wilder defeated Stiverne for the WBC heavyweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision.
Immediately after that loss, Stiverne was taken directly to the hospital. Stiverne has long claimed that he became severely dehydrated during the contest and barely made it to the finish line.