They have fought before, back in 2015 and now their winding paths through professional boxing bring them to this rematch. Deontay Wilder was due to have an excellent defence of his WBC heavyweight against Luis Ortiz. But the Cuban failed a drug test and in stepped Bermane Stiverne as a replacement. Stiverne is the only opponent to have lasted the distance with Wilder and Deontay is determined to remedy that on Saturday (November 4) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
12 three-minute rounds.
In the UK Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event broadcast at 1am. Showtime broadcast in the US at 9pm ET and 6pm PT.
Sergey Lipinets fights Akihiro Honda for the IBF super-lightweight title. Shawn Porter boxes Adrian Granados. Dominic Breazeale takes on Eric Molina hoping to get a future shot at Wilder.