By Mike Coppinger
LOS ANGELES -- Whoever wins Saturday's WBC heavyweight title fight could be in line for a big payday.
Wladimir Klitschko badly wants to unify the division, and Bermane Stiverne or Deontay Wilder will be in his sights for 2015, depending on the outcome.
"Whoever becomes the champion will become the target for Wladimir," K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler told BoxingScene.com at last week's GGG news conference. "We have to see who the winner is first. Wilder has said he's willing to fight so I don't think there's any fear on his side. So is Stiverne, they both said they're willing to fight so it really depends on how that fight turns out. Wladimir is by far the most marketable heavyweight and one of the most popular boxers in the sport. It would make a lot of sense to do a unification fight."
While Loeffler said he has no preference on who wins, he did give his thoughts on the bout.
"I think if Wilder hits Stiverne he can knock him out. I would give the edge to Stiverne only in the sense that he's got a lot more experience and he's a big puncher himself. ... But you can't take anything away from Wilder's punching power," he said.
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