Heavyweight big-hitter Deontay Wilder is set to aim for a 32nd straight knockout inside four rounds when the Tuscaloosa native dons his gloves on the upcoming Shawn Porter v Kell Brook IBF title undercard in California.
The 28 year-old world number one contender, who is due to fight for the WBC title later this year, informed WBN that he will keep ticking over at the StubHub Center on August 16 as future foe Bermane Stiverne recovers from an injury.
“I am just going to have a warm up fight on August 16,” Wilder told World Boxing News.
“It’s just a stay busy fight and won’t be nothing serious since Bermane Stiverne got me waiting so long so we knocking some rust off.
“At the moment, it looks like my opponent will be Mike Sheppard and I am looking forward to getting back in the ring.”
Wilder recently released a video entitled ‘The Call-Out’ to Stiverne, whom he believes is purposely delaying their inevitable clash. The World Boxing Council have already stated to WBN though that The undefeated American will be the Haitian-Canadian’s next fight no matter what and it’s just a case of reaching an agreement with all parties concerned.
Stiverne, 35, claimed the coveted green belt by stopping Chris Arreola in a rematch last May, whilst ‘The Bronze Bomber’ hasn’t fought since March when crushing Malik Scott in just 96 seconds in Puerto Rico.
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