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Stiverne vs Wilder fight official for January 17 on Showtime

Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder will end months of talking when the two meet in one month.

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"Don't blink on Jan. 17. I am the heavyweight champion of the world and nobody is going to beat me. I'm excited and I'm looking forward to making a statement. Talk is cheap. I do my talking in the ring."

"I'm all business. The only time he's going to get my attention is the night of the fight. I promise you, he will get more than he bargained for and more than he's expecting."


"I'm expecting a short night because we have bad blood. I really want to hurt this guy, and I haven't felt this way in a long time. I want to show him this is no joke, this is real. This is business. This is the hurt game and my power is real. I told him that I'll whoop his ass and I'm going to keep my promise."

"Now I can make all my dreams come true, I can make it a reality. America is yearning for a heavyweight world champion. We haven't had a real one since the days of Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Everyone just sits back and remembers the glory days. America has been waiting for their champion and I've arrived."

"I can't help that I always knock my guys out. It's not my fault I make it look easy. When I knock Stiverne out I don't want to hear any whispers; I don't want to hear people say that he was a bum. I want the world to bow down and praise the heavyweight champion of the world. They have to finally admit that I'm just that good."


"This will be a momentous day in heavyweight boxing history. Just more than 40 years removed from the Rumble in The Jungle with Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, the heavyweights, WBC world champion Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder, will "Return to Glory" live at MGM Grand on Showtime. The little guys in boxing are great but it's the heavyweights that have always excited fans the most. Bermane, he's a knockout artist just like Mike Tyson. Wilder, he talks trash but is a good fighter, too. This is a must-see fight. The heavyweights are back and ready to 'Return To Glory.' "


"Fight fans across the United States have been clamoring for an American heavyweight champion for nearly a decade - and Deontay Wilder may well answer their wishes on Jan. 17. Stiverne brings power and experience. Wilder brings power and youth. This is set up to be an explosive fight that I can't wait to see."

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