By Scott Christ
Deontay Wilder takes on Bermane Stiverne in the main event of tonight’s Showtime card.
Tonight at 9 pm ET on Showtime, Deontay Wilder rematches Bermane Stiverne in the main event of a tripleheader from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Wilder (38-0, 37 KO) will be defending the WBC title he won from Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO) in January 2015, the only fight of Wilder’s that has gone the distance in the professional ranks. There’s been a lot of trash talk trying to sell this fight, which isn’t a hot ticket and is only happening now because Stiverne is Wilder’s mandatory, and Wilder lost a fight with Luis Ortiz when Ortiz failed a drug test.
Also on the card, welterweight contender Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KO) takes on Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KO) in what’s meant to be a stay-busy fight for Porter, who has a mandatory WBC title shot waiting for him against Keith Thurman, who is currently on the shelf. But Granados is a tough customer, and the fight should be entertaining.
Opening the card will be Sergey Lipinets (12-0, 10 KO) facing Akihiro Kondo (29-6-1, 16 KO) for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title.
We’ll be here with live round by round coverage and updates.
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