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Gavern Vows To "Put on a Show" Against Deontay Wilder

By Edward Chaykovsky

Heavyweight journeyman Jason Gavern (25-16-4) is no stranger to taking tough fights on late notice. Next Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California he will step in the ring with the most dangerous puncher at the weight, Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31KOs). The card will be headlined by Shawn Porter's defense of the IBF welterweight title against Kell Brook.

Wilder, who is waiting for his mandatory shot at WBC champion Bermane Stiverne, scheduled the fight to stay busy.  

“It’s six or seven days notice, but for me, it’s ‘hey, let’s fight,’ ” Gavern said to the Tuscaloosa News. “At the end of the day, (Wilder) will be world champion and it will be cool to say I fought that guy.”

“I know my job, I know my position. My job is to get him rounds and make it a good fight. My job is to put on a show for the fans. At the end of the day I’m going to put on a show for my fans. Whatever happens, happens.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 08-10-2014

he is a good journeyman. he has always clowned around in fights. dating back to fighting neven pajkic & I saw him fight cisse salif on the tye fields\nicolai firtha undercard here in my hometown. he was a good guy…

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-10-2014

couldn't get a much safer guy xcept 4 Harold Sconners of Orlando, FL///THIS is a bout the WBC should not approve, but they won't as he needs 2 wait 4 Stiverne 2 heal....the bouncer @ the club I go 2…

Comment by Thurman on 08-09-2014

Wilder busts this guy's two front teeth out with one of his windmills.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-09-2014

[QUOTE=PittyPat;14839704]Ugh, I remember this guy. He fought Boytsov many years ago and spent the entire fight clowning around like an idiot, shouting "Whoooooo!" every time he got hit. :rolleyes: One of the most embarrassing fights I've watched. On one hand…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-09-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14839640]Hope he picks out a dance he wants to do when he goes down... that way it'll be entertaining[/QUOTE] Yep. Judah's defended his title for too damn long.

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