Fitness | Training | Jan 09 2015

Bermane Stiverne: ‘Deontay Wilder is a clown. He acts like it’s the WWE. This is for real. It’s going to hurt very bad.’

Deontay Wilder and Bermane Stiverne discuss their training camps ahead of their January 17 heavyweight world title clash
Deontay Wilder
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Q: Where have you been training? Who have you been training with? How has training been going?

Bermane Stiverne: I am in Vegas training at the Mayweather Gym.  I have had many sparring partners, seven total and they have been alternating since it has been a very long camp.  I began training camp in August because we didn’t even know when this fight was going to happen so we had to be ready for any time and we did better than ever.  It has been a long, long training camp and I am in the best shape I have ever been in.

I plan to go in the ring between 238 and 242 pounds.  We thought about going lower but I am a super heavyweight and that is the weight where I am best.