Wilder v Povetkin negotiations to begin after November 4

To get to that ordered stage, the Russian fighter must win his next bout scheduled for November 4th against Mariusz Wach.

“Wilder has to make his mandatory defense against the mandatory challenger, who is Alexander Povetkin,” Mauricio Sulaiman commented WBN in a previous interview.

If Wilder and Povetkin are not able to reach an agreement, then the WBC would order a purse bid. Either way, the mandatory defense must happen in the first trimester of 2016.

Wilder will have a tough and exacting test because Povetkin is one of the most solid fighters in the heavyweight division right now.