Stiverne’s Trainer Doesn’t Think Wilder’s Regressed
Deontay Wilder has been WBC heavyweight champion for 22 months. Since he defeated Bermane Stiverne in Januray, 2015, Wilder has defeated the likes of Eric Molina, Johann Duhaupas, Artur Szpilka, Chris Arreola and Gerard Washington in fights that have not shown the greatest of the Alabama fighter.
When asked about this inconsistency, Don House, who trains Wilder’s opponent for this Saturday, Bermane Stiverne, states
“Here’s the thing, I don’t think he’s regressed. A guy gets comfortable when you keep hand-picking opponents and you don’t have to put in much effort. So his opponents been hand-picked so he knows what he’s going to do with them.”
Stiverne and Wilder will lock up once again this coming Saturday night in a mandatory rematch from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
While Wilder remains undefeated and has had only one fight go to the distance, it seems that Wilder struggled slightly with Washington before stopping him in five.
“Some of these guys show up to fight – and like this guy, he showed up to fight but he didn’t have enough to beat Deontay.”
“Deontay’s strong enough and he got rid of him. I don’t think he’s regressed. I just think he knows he’s going to win.
“So knowing you’re going to win, you kind of get un-motivated – if that’s a word.”