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Wilder to defend heavyweight title against Stiverne Nov. 4

Wilder to defend heavyweight title against Stiverne Nov. 4

DEONTAY WILDER will defend his WBC heavyweight title with a rematch against Haitian-born Canadian Bermane Stiverne next month.

Wilder would have had to fight a rematch against Stiverne at some point as he is the mandatory challenger for the American's WBC heavyweight title.

"The WBC has concluded the process, according to its Clean Boxing Program protocol, in the adverse finding of Luis Ortiz". However, Ortiz was dumped from the fight for coming up positive for two banned diuretics, chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide, in a random urine test conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association on September 22.

Stiverne had been scheduled to fight Dominic Breazeale on the undercard after taking a payout to allow Ortiz to fight for the title. Showtime will televise the contest.

Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) will be making his sixth title defense against Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs), who he beat by a lopsided decision in their first fight to win the title.

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Stiverne has been the only man to last the full distance with Wilder, but the champion is promising that he'll never see the final bell when they meet for a second time.

"I've been chasing that fight for a while", Whyte said.

Wilder added: "Despite all of these obstacles that are thrown in my path, it still will not stop me from reaching my ultimate goal, which is to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. This time it won't end well for him".

It is the only fight in Wilder's pro career to go the distance and one where he suffered a broken right hand.