by Richard Cloutier
BoxingScene.com spoke with Camille Estephan of Eye of the Tiger Management about his heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne (21-1-1), who is currently the mandatory challenger to WBC champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2-0). He believes his boxer is capable of knocking Klitschko out.
"It was a fine performance by Vitali yet he fought a man in [Tomasz] Adamek who was certainly willing with his heart but the physics just didn't match. I read somewhere quoting Vitali, where he stated he would fight David Haye and would be willing to go to Britain and knock him out. In David is a man who is not a true heavyweight. Although from a business point of view it might be quite marketable in England, who really wants to see this fight? Pinky toe or not."
"Our fighter Bermane Stiverne is massive with heavyweight punching power. Although he is not 6'7 he is built like a tank and if Vitali is to bounce around with his hands down, Bermane will simply put him to sleep. Bermane is the mandatory challenger and we are revving to put it on. It is time for the Klitschko brothers to face a real heavyweight and stop picking on the light heavys and cruisers."