Prediction: The Bronze Bomber will Explode for a Knockout win!
The rematch between Deontay Wilder and Bermane Stiverne is not as anticipated as it should be but will still present boxing fanatics with a great show especially since Dermane was the only fighter who stood up until the end against Deontay.
January 17, 2017, when Stiverne and Wilder first met and back then the now WBC Heavyweight champion Wilder was the challenger to Stiverne who was holding the belt then.
If you have not seen the fight, watch the replay below.
I am going to make a short work of this prediction like what I feel Deontay Wilder will do to Stiverne. Wilder is a heavy puncher and while Stiverne can claim he can take punishment from a fighter who holds a 97% knockout ratio, it is hard to argue the power that Wilder possesses.
Their first fight was sloppy but still entertaining and the second fight could be widely different. Since they last met, Wilder has been active and has fought five times all of which was knockout or stoppage in favor of the champion. Surely, Wilder at 32 years old is still peaking and while he could use some flourishing in his boxing skills, he has tremendously improved and it will show come fight night against an inactive and a replacement fighter like Stiverne who last fought in 2015.
A two-year layoff will probably add some ring rust to an aging 39-year-old Stiverne whose last bout was a close win against Deric Rossy who dropped him in the first round.
We see Deontay Wilder continuing to do what he does best with a little improvement in shot selections. Stiverne will show some fight early but will ultimately fall to a bigger and stronger Wilder.
Prediction: A Knockout between 6 to 9 Rounds