Deontay Wilder is absolutely against the idea of him fighting a rematch against former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2, 21 KOs) at this point in his career. Wilder says he could end up hurting the 38-year-old Stiverne if the 2 of them face each other a second time. Wilder battered Stiverne for 12 long rounds in a one-sided contest in on January 17, 2015.
Wilder made it look easy with the way he hammered the hapless Stiverne, beating him every which way but loose in that mismatch. Stiverne has only once since then in squeaking by journeyman Derric Rossy by a 10 round unanimous decision in November 2015. Stiverne hasn’t fought in 1 ½ years, and his career seems to be stalling out through inactivity.
“I have no interest in that fight whatsoever,” said Wilder about a rematch with #1 ranked WBC contender Stiverne. ”I would rather see him fight King Kong. Him and [Luis] Ortiz be an eliminator for me. Bermane Stiverne will never be the same ever. I shorten your career. I told him I was going to beat him to an inch of his life and I did that. If somebody want to see something happen bad in this sport like a death, that’s going to be the fight that it’s going to happen. t’s going to be blood on somebody’s hands,” said Wilder about a rematch with Stiverne.
There is no question that the 6’7” Wilder would be a real problem for the ring rusty Stiverne if the 2 of them were to fight each other a second time. I think it would end badly for Stiverne if he were to mix it up with Wilder a second time. It would be better for the boxing pubic if Stiverne proved himself against someone like Luis Ortiz first before he attempts to climb Mt. Everest a second time in a fight with Wilder.