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Bermane Stiverne vs. Luis Ortiz possible for GGG-Lemieux

Golden Boy is pursuing Stiverne as a replacement for Bryant Jennings, who declined a matchup with Ortiz

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

In keeping with the knockout theme, Gennady Golovkin's October 12th showdown with David Lemieux may also feature a pair of heavy-handed heavyweights.

ESPN reports that talks are in place for former WBC champion Bermane Stiverne to face unbeaten Luis Ortiz after Bryant Jennings rejected an offer to face "The Real King Kong."

Stiverne (25-2, 21 KO) earned the WBC belt and his career-best win by knocking out Chris Arreola in May of 2014, but lost the title in his first defense against Deontay Wilder earlier this year. He did, however, become the first man to go the distance with "The Bronze Bomber."

Ortiz (22-0, 19 KO) annihilated Lateef Kayode in 2014 for the interim WBA title, only to lose it due to a failed drug test for nandrolone. The Cuban returned earlier this year with a first-round finish of journeyman Byron Polley, which might be slightly impressive if he wasn't the sixteenth guy to knock Polley out.

With Golovkin, Lemiuex, Roman Gonzalez, and now these two, we may be in for a very short, very entertaining night. I can't complain.

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