As expected, Deontay Wilder’s original mandatory challenger Bermaine Stiverne has replaced Luis Ortiz in the upcoming WBC World heavyweight title fight.
The Cuban failed to inform VADA that he was taking blood pressure medicine and after his failed drug test, he was removed from the fight.
“Stiverne asked for it, so he’s going to get it. Whatever happens, happens. Ask and you shall receive. I’m relieved to be getting my mandatory out of the way. At least now I won’t have to deal with that down the road,” said Wilder to ESPN.