By Rick Reeno
Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31KOs) will be a very interested spectator this coming Saturday night when Chris Arreola (36-3, 31KOs) faces Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20KOs) for the vacant WBC heavyweight championship at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.
The two heavyweights first met last April on HBO, and Stiverne won a convincing twelve round unanimous decision. The rematch will be televised by ESPN.
The World Boxing Council has already ordered the winner to face Wilder, who the sanctioning body appointed as the mandatory challenger.
Wilder doesn't have a preference regarding which boxer he would rather face. He likes that Arreola is more established in the American market, but he also wants to get his hands on Stiverne to pay him back for some of his verbal jabs in past interviews.
"I want both of them. We have to look at who is the hottest guy and who makes more sense. I think Chris Arreola is the more established name, especially as far America. But I definitely want Bermane Stiverne too. Both of them have put my name in their mouth. Bermane Stiverne has put my name out there with passion. He's put my name out there with so much passion that when I hurt him....it built flames inside of me to want to fight him too," Wilder told BoxingScene.com. Tags: Chris Arreola , Bermane Stiverne , Deontay Wilder , Arreola-Stiverne , Arreola vs Stiverne