Originally Posted by zxcvbnm
Stiverne's win over Austin was a WBC world title eliminator. Yet despite this, Vitali has not mentioned Stiverne's name once.
The WBC and Vitali have conspired to ensure that Stiverne does not get the opportunity to smash Vitali's "iron" chin. Stiverne will annihilate Arreola and then there is no way out for Vitali except retirement. Stiverne is one of the hardest hitters out there, only Leif Larsen and David Price are on a par with or have greater power.
Top post. Stiverne would batter a lot of HWs out there today but he is terribly promoted. Bernd Boente knows that Stiverne is a tough customer and they have done everything to keep Stiverne out of the picture for Vitali. Vitali was tagged a lot by very limited but durable Manny Charr--imagine what Stiverne would do to robotic, and now slightly malfunctioning, Vitali? It would be frightening.
Remember what happened last time when Vitali faced a Canadian of Caribbean heritage? It was not pretty. TKO6.