Canadian professional boxer Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) will defend his heavyweight title against American Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 17 (10pm on Showtime). Stiverne is coming off a May win over Chris Arreola, while Wilder stopped Jason Gavern in August.
The undefeated Wilder made headlines in May after beating up a YouTube troll in real life, at the Hollywood Boxing Gym. Charlie Zelenoff likes to boast about his boxing skills and dared Wilder to a fight. Zelenoff allegedly has been harassing Wilder and his family for years. You can watch the fight on, where else, YouTube. Some boxing fans think the way Wilder defended his family was honorable; others think a professional seriously taking on an amateur in the ring is a disgrace.