Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Wilder v Ortiz scrapped.. Bermaine Stiverne rematch on.


A long awaited decision has been reached by Mauricio Sulaiman and the WBC regarding the upcoming Deontay Wilder heavyweight championship defence in Brooklyn Ny on November 4th. Original scheduled opponent Luis Ortiz 27-0 (23 knockouts) failed a drug test 10 days ago testing positive for the banned substances Chlorothiazide and Hydrochlorothiazide, two drugs listed as banned on Vadas 2017 roster under the subheading Diuretics.. Ortiz later claimed that the drugs were ingredients in his prescribed blood pressure medicine, yet failed to disclose them in the required legal paperwork and since its not a first offence for the Cuban, the WBC have pulled Ortiz out and ordered Wilder to fight the originally scheduled mandatory Bermaine Stiverne 25-2-1 (21 Ko's) in a rematch of their 2015 championship bout.. Wilder will no doubt be bitterly disappointed, but has a chance to better his points victory and lay claim that he has knocked out and stopped everyone he has faced as a pro.. Stiverne himself a former champion has only boxed once since his bout with Wilder, a clumsy win over Derrick Rossy last year where the Haitian had to climb off the floor from an early flash knockdown.. Bermaine remains the only man to yet take Deontay the full trip and it's the best fight that could be made considering the circumstances.. Wilder 38-0 (37 Ko's) has three times had fights scrapped due to a drug discrepancy, the most prominent being last years mandatory with former WBA champion Alexander Povetkin in Russia where the latter failed a test for the masking agent Meldonium..