Team Stiverne Tapping Toes Impatiently, But Team Wilder Seems Optimistic Deal To Be Finalized

It hasn’t reached the pint of despair, but some pulling of his hair? Yes, the manager of WBC heavyweight champ Bermane Stiverne, the Canadian Camille Estephan, does admit that the lengthy negotiations, and the waiting game as he seeks to put the title defense for his guy Stiverne against Deontay Wilder together, has gotten a wee bit irksome.

“We signed contracts, we’re ready to go,” Estephan told me Tuesday night. “The other guy seems like a talker, not a doer. The more he puts it off, the more it’s gonna hurt. As far as Wilder goes, I don’t hear his words anymore, because his actions speak so loudly.”

Postponed purse bid, endless waiting, Estephan isn’t in a giddy mood, no, but he is still thinking this bout will get done…at some point. He cited the optimism on the part of the WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman, that this tussle will be finalized.

I reached out to Jay Deas, the Alabama-based manager for Wilder, who helps put together the path to prosperity for the long, tall and somewhat untested Wilder, along with Al Haymon, and promoter Golden Boy. I wondered about his level of optimism..or is he too tapping his feet in an impatient fashion. “I think this gets wrapped up pretty quick,” Deas told me, after I finished with Estephan. “I think the holdup was Stiverne hashing things out with promoter Don King. But I think we get it finalized by this week.”

Sometime in January, in LA, Vegas, NYC or Montreal is what he thinks we’ll get, as that will give all enough time to promote the scrap. Wilder has been a recent on fixture on Showtime, so I tend to think they’d have inside track on televising the proposed event. “I think the dominoes will fall quickly,” Deas said. “We’ve never pulled out of a fight! And, if nobody fights, nobody eats. I think me and Camille and everyone is on the same page, wanting this to be done.”

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COMMENTS

-The Commish :

I am watching this one closer than you know! -Randy G.


-flackoguapo :

I am watching this one closer than you know! -Randy G.
PLEASE Give us a tiny peep Commish!!!


-deepwater2 :

We never pulled out of a fight - against a guy with no chance to win. Wilder and his manager might be wishing for that Roc Nation contract back. Wilder wants the fight but he is being held up by other people. Stiverne signed on the dotted line. Briggs is rated at number 7 maybe Roc Nation can get help him.


-The Commish :

We never pulled out of a fight - against a guy with no chance to win. Wilder and his manager might be wishing for that Roc Nation contract back. Wilder wants the fight but he is being held up by other people. Stiverne signed on the dotted line. Briggs is rated at number 7 maybe Roc Nation can get help him.
It looks like the holdup is more with Stiverne's promoter, Don King, than anywhere else. All parties involved want the fight: The champion. The challenger. Their managers. Even their promoters. There seems to be a sticking point between Bermane Stiverne and Don King. They've had problems before, then ironed them out. Looks like they are having problems again. Plus, knowing King, he probably is looking for some kind of promotional rights to Deontay Wilder, should he beat King's champion, Stiverne. Wilder's manager (Jay Deas), adviser (Al Haymon) and promoter (Golden Boy) are having none of that. Mauricio Sulaiman has told King to close the deal. The threat of the title being stripped from Stiverne hangs over King's head. If King doesn't close the deal, the WBC will vacate the title, then have Wilder face someone else instead of Stiverne. The winner will be the new WBC Heavyweight Champion. Your move, Mr. King. -Randy G.


-Radam G :

It looks like the holdup is more with Stiverne's promoter, Don King, than anywhere else. All parties involved want the fight: The champion. The challenger. Their managers. Even their promoters. There seems to be a sticking point between Bermane Stiverne and Don King. They've had problems before, then ironed them out. Looks like they are having problems again. Plus, knowing King, he probably is looking for some kind of promotional rights to Deontay Wilder, should he beat King's champion, Stiverne. Wilder's manager (Jay Deas), adviser (Al Haymon) and promoter (Golden Boy) are having none of that. Mauricio Sulaiman has told King to close the deal. The threat of the title being stripped from Stiverne hangs over King's head. If King doesn't close the deal, the WBC will vacate the title, then have Wilder face someone else instead of Stiverne. The winner will be the new WBC Heavyweight Champion. Your move, Mr. King. -Randy G.
Da Don K is enjoying the moment before he gets on his moolah lifting GOAT-Ali-and-Iron-Mike style:
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SWF2sdyKm0. Holla!


-Radam G :

I am watching this one closer than you know! -Randy G.
Not closer than Da Don K. There will be no go until he gets his way in this show.
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5RdQ_z0yXU. The man can BLOW. Holla!


-Kid Blast :

Why?


-The Commish :

Why?
Yeh! Why? Why will he get his way? Because he's Don King and Don King is used to getting his way? DK is not gonna' win this battle. He'll try. He'll try hard. But he won't get his way? Why not? The King has lost his power! -Randy G.


-Radam G :

Yeh! Why? Why will he get his way? Because he's Don King and Don King is used to getting his way? DK is not gonna' win this battle. He'll try. He'll try hard. But he won't get his way? Why not? The King has lost his power! -Randy G.
I ain't buying it. Da Don K is holding this up so whirling winds in pugvines are blowing. The now ancient dude will get his way. Just as he has always gotten it. Holla!