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Klitschko vs. Stiverne Talks Continue, Money The Issue

By Luke Furman

The negotiations continue for a match between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 41 KOs) and mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs). If they are unable to reach an agreement, the World Boxing Council has scheduled a purse bid for June 3rd.

The main issue preventing a finalized agreement is money. As we previously reported, Stiverne's promoter, Don King, requested a purse of $2 million for his fighter and he also wants the television rights to broadcast the fight in the United States.

Meanwhile, Klitschko camp is standing firm on their offer of $1 million (excluding the rights to broadcast the fight). Apparently King is willing to meet them in the middle by reducing his financial requirements to $1.5 million.

Last month Stiverne defeated Chris Arreola in a final eliminator to earn the shot at Vitali.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 05-28-2013

[QUOTE=King-;13422218]I'm pretty sure Stivetne is the WBC mandatory? Blame the WBC, not Vitali... Unless you think he should just drop his belt so he can satisfy you, I don't see the problem here...[/QUOTE] He's been the Mando since the Alexander/Matthysse…

Comment by Michael Paine on 05-28-2013

Whatever Klitschko offers it will be less than Stiverne will make letting it go to a purse bid. K2 will make sure they win that bid and it would make no sense to offer him more now than they would…

Comment by Tonyu on 05-28-2013

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;13422343]Holmes would be use to fighting stiffs. Simply because he fought a lot of them during his title reign.[/QUOTE] I agree - people that are not old enough to remember the Heavyweight divison back in the 80's don't remember…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-28-2013

1.5 mil is a good compromise. Not like Stiverne nets that anyway. And either Klit makes so much more than that it's insane. Kinda like Pac gives his challengers 5 mil lately, while Floydie only coughed up 3 mil for…

Comment by Tobi.G on 05-28-2013

I think 1 Million is enough purse for Stiverne. He has just one good win against Arreola. But Don King is a delusional old man.

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