Wilder: Stiverne Is A Sore Loser
Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder is tired of hearing Bermane Stiverne’s excuses for losing the aforementioned title to Wilder in January 2015. Stiverne has claimed since the fight that he was “sick” and Stiverne looks to prove he is the better fighter in their rematch Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“I consider him a sore loser,” Wilder told BoxingScene.com.
“I tell people all the time before I fight them, I let the fighters know, l let the fans know, don’t make excuses for my wins when I win. They did just that. Everybody’s gonna have an excuse. The thing about it is, nobody wants to hear an excuse once you lose. When you lose, you lose. Deal with it.
“But if it’s an excuse that actually occurred, keep it to yourself and amongst your team. Go back into the gym and work on that. Because people don’t wanna hear that when you lose. I think that’s the thing with Stiverne – he talked so much, he promised so much and didn’t deliver none of it. And for that reason, he’s bitter. He’s got some type of hatred towards me or whatever, but I’m gonna beat it out of him come November the 4th.”
Wilder was originally scheduled to face undefeated Luis Ortiz, but Ortiz tested positive for two banned substances last month. The WBC subsequently ordered Wilder to make a mandatory defense of his title against Stiverne.
Stiverne, who turns 39 on three days prior to the fight, was scheduled to fight Dominic Breazeale on the undercard. When Stiverne replaced Ortiz, Breazeale agreed to a fight with Eric Molina in a WBC elimination match on the undercard.