Stiverne manager expects September purse bid, aims for November Wilder date
WBN have been informed that Bermane Stiverne could fight it out with mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder as early as November by the WBC heavyweight champion’s manager Camille Estephan.
The pair have been stipulated to face each other next by the World Boxing Council’s President Mauricio Sulaiman, although Stiverne suffering an injury has delayed any fight negations taking place.
Sulaiman previously explained to WBN that they will be contacting both parties to begin talks in the next two weeks and Estephan is hoping to have Stiverne’s first defense wrapped up by the end of the year.
“We are expecting the WBC to issue a letter to us by mid-August declaring the open negotiations for a fight between Bermane and Deontay Wilder,” Estephan told World Boxing News.
“The WBC typically give their champion’s 30 days of negotiations before holding a purse bid and we expect the same for Bermane. We certainly want this fight to occur in 2014 and will be shooting for a late November date.
“From what has happened so far, It seems that both parties are willing to get the fight made and I hope this matter will be settled soon.”
Wilder, 28, has been vocal in his desire to sign on the dotted line by using his social media and the release of a video entitled ‘The Call-Out’ to goad Stiverne into agreeing a contract in the immediate future.
According to Estephan though, Stiverne has no problem putting pen to paper for undefeated Wilder and the next few weeks should bring an end a sustained period of speculation regarding the impending green belt battle.
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