Monday, May 12, 2014
Quote Spotlight: Bermane Stiverne Did Not Want To Address Future Opponent In Post Fight Interview
In Call-out Central there were no phones ringing after Stiverne's hard night in taking out Chris Arreola to win the only major world heavyweight title that does not rest in the heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko's hands.
ESPN's Bernardo Osuna: Deontay Wilder is your mandatory but Wladimir Klitschko once again reiterated, he wants to unify the title that was once his brother's. What's next?
Bermane Stiverne: Listen, with all due respect, I don't give a damn about Wilder or Klitschko, right now. Right now, it's about what I won. You know what I'm saying?
Why spotlight? Stiverne seemed to want to make it clear that he's going to enjoy the moment so fans get to see no hunger or concern for a unification. I can certainly understand after the night he had if he didn't want to talk about fighting again soon but when a man earns a major title in a division headed by someone else who said he wants him and he doesn't want to address that at all, it is disappointing for the sport. But I do hope Stiverne enjoys what he did work hard to earn and a unification can take place by late 2014 or early 2015, no matter who is holding the belts, whether it's Klitschko and Stiverne, Pulev (we can't forget him, he's not just an opponent) and Stiverne, or even Pulev and Wilder, etc. Anything can happen but unification is always the greatest victory over boxing politics we can realistically hope for.
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