Deontay Wilder out to prove he is the best


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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is adamant he will prove he is the best boxer in his division when he takes on Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night.

The American will take part in his 39th fight this weekend at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and he is extremely confident of winning once again.

Wilder takes on Stiverne for the second time in his career, with the pair meeting back in 2015.

On that occasion, Wilder recorded a points victory in what was the only fight he has not won by knockout.

The heavy-handed star has beaten 37 of his rivals inside the distance and he is expected to win this weekend.

At the age of 39, Stiverne is still confident he can win his title back but Wilder is adamant he is the best man in the division.

Potential fights against Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Joseph Parker await but Wilder is relishing the chance to silence his doubters.

He told Sky Sports: “It’s been a long road for me. I’ve had my ups and my downs. The ups I’ve celebrated, but the downs have hurt the most. It’s all led me to here.

“All I ever wanted to do is prove to the world that I am the best. I am the baddest. I hit the hardest. I am the most feared. My record speaks for itself.

“This will be an electrifying fight. That belt isn’t going anywhere. I will unify the division.

“I will be the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.”

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