Boxing

Deontay Wilder is once again talking about killing Bermane Stiverne inside the ring this Saturday night. Wilder says Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) started it when he said he was going to kill him, so now he’s playing by the same rules by going out to try and kill him in their fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) says the two of them are going to have a “killing spree” when they get in the ring in televised fight on Showtime Boxing.

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Trainer Freddie Roach won’t be working the corner of his fighter Scott Quigg this Saturday night for his fight against with Oleg Yefimovych in Monaco. Roach will be working as the trainer for UFC star Georges St-Pierre in his fight this Saturday night against Michael Bisping.

Quigg (33-1-2, 24 KOs) is fighting for the third straight time at featherweight against #4 WBA, #10 IBF Yefimovych (29-2-1, 16 KOs) on Saturday. It’s an important fight for the 29-year-old Quigg, because he’s looking to get a title shot in the near future.

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Former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury says he’s in talks with British promoter Frank Warren about a fight against former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs). This would be a very interesting fight for the boxing fans in the UK. Briggs is a real character, and he still has a lot of pop in his punches. He’d be a definite threat to Fury if the fight takes place.

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In a not surprising move, on Thursday, the World Boxing Association has stripped unbeaten heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) of his mandatory status for WBA champion Anthony Joshua due to a recent positive drug test. Ortiz loses his spot in the WBA’s rankings for 1 year, according to ESPN.

During the drug screening on September 22 by VADA, Ortiz tested positive for the banned diuretics chlorothaizide and hydrochlorothiazide. Ortiz stated that he was taking the drugs as part of his treatment of high blood pressure. However, Ortiz failed to alert VADA that he was taking the drugs.

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