Advertisement
Advertisement

Sampson: Wilder Has To Fight Magomed/Perez Winner

By Rick Reeno

Sampson Lewkowicz, the promoter of heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov (18-0, 18KOs), reached out to BoxingScene.com to respond to a earlier article, by Bill "Two Scoops" Emes, that pertains to the possibility of Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30KOs) facing Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20KOs) for the vacant WBC heavyweight title.

Based on the current WBC rankings - Magomed is ranked at number 4, with Wilder at number 3, Chris Arreola at number 2, and Stiverne at number 1.

Last week, current WBC champion Vitali Klitschko announced that in 2015 he would join the political race to become the president of Ukraine. The announcement has fueled heavy speculation that he might never fight again.

If Vitali vacates, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer would like to match Wilder against Stiverne for the vacant title.

“Deontay is right up there in the top two or three ratings in the WBC. With the news that we got last week, that Vitali Klitschko is going to be running for president of the Ukraine, I anticipate that he will no longer fight and that the title will become vacant. My goal is to have Deontay fight in his next fight for the WBC heavyweight championship against Stiverne. And after that go for Wladimir Klitschko, unify all the titles and then become the undisputed champion the world. That was the plan, that is the plan and I plan to do everything in my power to get it done,” Schaefer said.

Sampson is disputing the possibility of that scenario happening, stating to BoxingScene that according to the WBC's rules - Stiverne will have to face Arreola, and Wilder would have to take on the winner of next Saturday's fight between Magomed and Mike Perez.

"My dear old friend, and you know who I'm talking about, is trying to bypass everybody to get his fighter to a title. If Vitali vacates, then Stiverne will have to fight a great contender in Chris Arreola, who is ranked at number two. He has to respect his fellow promoters, like Dan Goossen, and not try to bypass everybody," Sampson told BoxingScene.com.

"I might be the man with gold chain, but I don't have a gold tooth. What I do have is a gold brain and I know how to read the WBC's ratings. You can't read them like a banking statement. This tells me that after all of our years of friendship, he never looked me in the face and mistook my gold brain for a gold tooth. Even Bob Arum called me and said 'Sampson, you don't have a gold tooth.'"

"The bottom line is this - if Vitali vacates the title, then Stiverne and Arreola will fight each other. Then Wilder will have to face the winner of Magomed and Perez - and then if Wilder wins that fight he can fight the winner of Stiverne and Arreola for the title. But you can't bypass your fellow promoters and create your own rules."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Gambler1981 on 11-03-2013

Perez would be a very hard fight for him as he stands now, Perez can be hit though plus I think he would sit outside and box if given a choice so that works for Wilder. I think it would…

Comment by MAXIMUS~RICO~13 on 11-03-2013

It would be a step up for wilder from all the cab drivers and bathroom attendants.

Comment by Jloro on 11-03-2013

[QUOTE=Golovkin;13898057]About the only thing we'll ever agree on hehe. Yup.[/QUOTE] Better than nothing :beerchug:

Comment by Golovkin on 11-03-2013

[QUOTE=Jloro;13898049]Wilder Ices Mike[/QUOTE] About the only thing we'll ever agree on hehe. Yup.

Comment by HanzGruber on 11-03-2013

Mike has a hell of a chin and reach difference would be pretty crazy. Interesting fight

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp LaRon Mitchell Expects Tough Fight With Mario Heredia Luis Ortiz Brushes Off Golden Boy Split, Vows To Batter Ustinov Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather at Odds, Sosa Bout in Doubt? Errol Spence Over The Moon With MONSTER Rating of 6 Million Liam Smith Warns: I'm Coming in There To Knock Canelo Out! Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Showdown in The Works Eddie Ramirez-Kevin Watts Top FS1 on PBC, September 13 Luis Ortiz, Golden Boy Promotions Officially Part Ways Lemieux vs. Stevens Still Being Worked on, Says Golden Boy VP Jessie Vargas Reflects on The Kell Brook Fight Falling Out Saunders Trashes Eubank Jr. and His Father: Stop Talking Sh*t! Kell Brook: I'm Not Done With 147, I'd Fight Errol Spence! Del Valle Vows To Take The Fight To De La Hoya on Canelo-Smith Luke Campbell vs. Derry Mathews Set For October 15 Margarito Still Aiming For Canelo, Major Opponent in The Fall Kovalev's Coach: Ward's Lack of Power Will Be Biggest Drawback Eubank Frustrated: Golovkin is Running Scared, He Lost Respect! Eduard Troyanovsky-Keita Obara Card Coming Together For 9/9 Nicola Adams To Ponder Next Career Move, Will She Go Pro? Dereck Chisora: I Want Pulev Rematch, I'm Ready To Face Anyone Rio Team Summary: Uzbekistan Tops Cuba, Makes HUGE Splash Cameron Hammond: Commonwealth Shot Is Career Launchpad Deontay Wilder's Manager: The Goal is Still To Unify The Division McCullough Pleads With Amir Khan To Avoid McGregor Disaster Tony Yoka, Estelle Mossely Hailed By France as The Golden Couple Big Fights on The Horizon Generate Pound For Pound Sentiments Froch Smiles, Explains Why Golovkin is NOT a Top 5 P4P Fighter Video: Jessie Vargas Breaks Down Manny Pacquiao Clash Spence-Bundu Bout Draws PBC Network-Record 6 Million Viewers Gilberto Ramirez To Get Hand Evaluated, Aims For Fall Defense Photos: Caleb Plant, Juan De Angel Ready For PBC Clash Drozd: Brook Has No Shot To Beat Golovkin, But Canelo Does!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement