Wilder vs. Stiverne Rematch Ordered By WBC, Luis Ortiz is Out!

The World Boxing Council, through President Mauricio Sulaiman, has issued a ruling - according to its Clean Boxing Program protocol - to withdraw their sanction of Deontay Wilder's scheduled defense on November 4th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, against Luis Ortiz.

The ruling was made after it was revealed last week that Ortiz failed a pre-fight drug test.

Further, it was ordered that Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) will fight his mandatory challenger, Bermane Stiverne.

001_Bermane_Stiverne_and_Deontay_Wilder (720x480)_1

Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) tested positive for two banned substances that were found in his prescribed medication for high blood pressure.

The big problem, was that Ortiz never informed VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association], who handle the drug testing program for the WBC, that he was taking the medication in question.

Adding to that, Ortiz had issues in the past when it came to performance enhancing drugs. He was suspended after testing positive for Nandrolone in 2014, after a first round knockout of Lateef Kayode in Las Vegas. He tested clean for six fights since that incident.

Stiverne was already scheduled to fight on the Wilder-Ortiz undercard against Dominic Breazeale, as part of the Showtime Extreme telecast. Promoter Lou DiBella will not hunt for a new opponent to face Breazeale.

Wilder dominated Stiverne back in January 2015 to capture the WBC title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Since that time period, Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) has only had a single fight and it's very odd that he landed the mandatory position earlier this year. Stiverne has been inactive since surviving an early knockdown to win a decision in November 2015 over Derric Rossy. He will enter the fight with Wilder coming off a two-year layoff.

Stiverne was scheduled to fight Alexander Povetkin last December in Russia, in a WBC final eliminator, but the contest was canceled on the morning of the fight after Povetkin failed a pre-fight drug test. Ironically, Wilder's fight with Povetkin in May 2016 was also canceled after the Russian fighter tested positive for banned substance.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by castrola on 10-09-2017

what are you all yelling about? i find it cool.ok. Let me make mention here of an online store for medical marijuana and accessories.I have been ordering from them and i can say here that they retail authentic stuff.y'all…

Comment by whatismyname on 10-06-2017

[QUOTE=uppercut510;18114506]he tried to fight klitz and was ignored and told he needed to fight someone. im trying to figure out who are all these A level elite fighters wilder has been ducking as every decent heavyweight is just now establishing…

Comment by McNulty on 10-06-2017

[QUOTE=Snoop Frog;18115925]So the National Institutes of Health, staffed by medical doctors, says its used to hide doping, but you say it's not? I'll go with the medical doctors and medical experts :lol1:[/QUOTE] You don't need to be a medical expert…

Comment by Trudoe the.. on 10-06-2017

[QUOTE=sammybee;18112110]Wilder vs Stiverne 2 fight won't be different from their first fight.[/QUOTE] Yes it will, Wilder likely won't break his hand in round 4 and will likely stop Bermaine this time instead of dec. [QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18112134]Not surprising. Not sure why…

Comment by Snoop Frog on 10-06-2017

[QUOTE=McNulty;18114897]Kid, it shows he's not using it to mask because VADA does blood & urine namsaying?[/QUOTE] So the National Institutes of Health, staffed by medical doctors, says its used to hide doping, but you say it's not? I'll go with…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (184)
Top Headlines Felix Valera, Luis Lebron Grab Knockout Wins in Santo Domingo Sam Soliman, Wes Capper Fight To a Twelve Round Draw Ryuya Yamanaka Retains WBO Strap, Canizales Wins WBA Belt Photos: Gvozdyk Earns WBC Shot, Michael Conlan Excites Crowd Joe Joyce-Dereck Chisora Likely To Be Confirmed For Bellew-Haye Photos: Jose Ramirez Breaks Down Amir Imam For WBC Belt Roach: Linares Has Fight Left in Him; Might Be Too Old for Loma Photos: Antonio Lozada Drills, Stops Felix Verdejo in Shocker Photos: Joe Joyce With Crushing One-Punch KO of Donnie Palmer CompuBox: Jose Ramirez's Pressure, Power Shots Was Difference Robert Helenius Wins Split Decision Over Yury Bykhautsou Gvozdyk: I Want The Stevenson vs. Jack Winner in My Next Fight! Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti Shocks Ray Lampkin With KO in Two Lozada: I Knew I Would KO Felix Verdejo, I Went For it in Tenth Cristian Mijares Gets Stoppage Win Over Fernando Saucedo Jaime Munguia Knocks Out Johnny Navarrete in The Third Roach: Ramirez Won Every Round, 2 Judges Should Be Investigated! Don King: Imam Didn't Throw Enough, Ramirez Was Relentless Michael Conlan Demolishes David Berna in Two Rounds Jose Ramirez Lands Gold, Decisions Amir Imam For WBC Title Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gvozdyk Wins Tough Decision Over Amar, in Line For WBC Shot Ramirez: I'm Ready To Fight Best, No Matter What Critics Think Yeison Cohen Passes Away After KO Loss Earlier This Month Antonio Lozada Drops, Stops Felix Verdejo in Tenth Round Joe Joyce Destroys Donnie Palmer With Big Knockout in One Christopher Diaz Wins by TKO, Rodriguez Suffers Hand Injury Jose Pedraza Sheds Rust, Pounds Out Decision Over Rodriguez Whittom Dies After Being in 10 Month Coma Following KO Loss McKinley: Ramirez Doesn't Have Power, Imam By Far Best Opponent Danny O'Connor, Steve Claggett To Collide at House of Blues Roach: Imam Isn't Anything Special; Ramirez Should Stop Him Virgil Hunter Hospitalized Due To Health Scare, Recovering Jose Ramirez: I Learned So Much Working With Pacquiao, Cotto Sam Maxwell Moves To 6-0, Returns In Belfast Next Month Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam: Stats & Stakes Prograis Leaning Toward Ramirez Over Imam in '50-50 Fight' Don King: Imam Will Knock Out Ramirez; Give Us Pacquiao Next Luis Ortiz Coach Talks Loss, Confident Wilder is KO'd in Rematch Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo, Mikey Garcia, PEDs in Boxing, More

Latest Active Forum Threads