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Stiverne-Wilder Getting Close, Details For Fight Loom

By Edward Chaykovsky

Deontay Wilder’s co-manager Jay Deas is confident that a deal to face WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) could be finalized as early as this week. Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) and his team are waiting for information regarding the date and venue.

Deas, who manages Wilder's career with Al Haymon, hopes the fight is made sooner than later. The negotiations have been dragging out for a months and several scheduled purse bid dates have been postponed. Everything appears to be getting wrapped up and now Deas expects to receive the details.

The date itself stands a chance of being pushed back to a date in 2015, given the late point in the year and the booked up schedule of venues and lack of TV dates. Deas hopes the fight happens this year, in December.

“Deontay has actually been the one that’s been more patient, I’m probably the one that’s been more antsy,” Deas told the Tuscaloosa News. “I believe we’ll know all that this week.”

“If they told us it was in December, that would be great with us. The earlier, the better. And I think Stiverne’s people are saying the same thing. The reason we’re interested in finding out the date is that we don’t want Deontay in camp for 17 weeks before a fight. Once we know the date, we know whether to pick it up or slow it down and have him to where he’s just right on fight night.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pigeons on 10-16-2014

[QUOTE=Freedom2014;15028332]Why not Wilder or one of the other fighters you like in my sig? Pavlik is a drunkard.[/QUOTE] Have some respect for the last American lineal MW champion. I guess my final offer would be, you lose you post a…

Comment by The Hammer on 10-16-2014

[QUOTE=Pigeons;15028321]I don't like Broner or Hopkins. The bet will be Wilder-Stiverne is set for Jan 2015 or earlier, you have Feb 2015 or later. If you win I'll put anything you want in my sig, if I win you put…

Comment by Pigeons on 10-16-2014

[QUOTE=Freedom2014;15028275]No, it's better if I put one of your favorite boxers in my sig if I lose, and you put one of mine if I win. Bet: fight won't happen in 2014. My favorite fighters: Kovalev, Povetkin, Pulev, Beterbiev, Golovkin…

Comment by -Scott.Weiland- on 10-16-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;15028177]It would be nice to have a big fight to look forward to at the end of the year. Hope it happens in December.[/QUOTE] Fingers crossed,we up our bet if you like my 1Q to your 500T,or higher your call.aint…

Comment by The Hammer on 10-16-2014

[QUOTE=Pigeons;15028266]I'll do a sig bet. Wilder Stiverne happens by Jan 2015. If I win, you put the Soviet Union flag in your sig, if you win, I will put Chris Algieri or Tommy Karpency in my sig, your choice. Deal?[/QUOTE]No,…

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