Former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-3-1, 21 KOs) is training very hard to fight prospect Joe Joyce (7-0, 7 KOs), who won an Olympic silver medal in 2016
The bout will take place on February 23 at the O2 Arena in London, as part of the James DeGale vs. Chris Eubank card.
Stiverne has been inactive since he was knocked out, in the first round, by the current WBC world champion, Deontay Wilder, in 2017.
The former champion has promised to show his true power in the fight with Joyce, promising a knockout win.
“I want to apologize to my fans and fans for what happened in the ring when I challenged Deontay Wilder for the world title in my last fight.
“That was not me, but a shadow of myself, a fraud, my mind was not attached to my body, my heart was not in the fight, I was there only in name.
“After the fight, I searched my soul and swore that I would never fight again or dedicate my life, as never before, to regain my world heavyweight title, I decided to go after the championship.
“I went to the mountains, to the desert, I went on a diet, I lived a life of sacrifice and deprivation to become a combat machine, I packed a thousand rounds, ran hundreds of miles and worked my body in the best possible way. in the pursuit of my WBC world title.
“I’m going to knock out Joe Joyce and show that I’m ready to get back to the elite.”