All Access: Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder airs Friday
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Showtime will air an All Access episode devoted to WBC titleholder Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder on Friday at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT in advance of their Jan. 17 heavyweight clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the network announced on Tuesday.
Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 knockouts) is the first heavyweight beltholder of Hatian descent, and Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) is attempting to become the first American titleholder since Shannon Briggs in 2007.
In the co-feature, Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs) will defend his WBC junior featherweight title against Jesus Ruiz (33-5-5, 22 KOs). Also on the card will be junior welterweight prospect Amir Imam (15-0, 13 KOs) against hammer-fisted southpaw Fidel Maldonado Jr. (19-2, 16 KOs).
All Access: Stiverne vs. Wilder will precede the 11 p.m. ET/PT broadcast of Showtime tripleheader whose main event features lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach (17-0, 13 KOs) opposite gatekeeper Yakubu Amidu (21-5-2, 19 KOs) in an event being promoted by Lou DiBella.