By Miguel Rivera
According to the World Boxing Council (WBC), things are appearing likely that a purse bid will go forward on September 12th in Mexico City for the ordered fight between WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder. The two sides have been unable to reach an agreement for several weeks.
Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) captured the vacant title by stopping Chris Arreola earlier this year. Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) became the mandatory by knockout out Malik Scott in the first round of a March eliminator. Wilder came back last month and stopped Jason Gavern in four rounds.