The World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight belt will be on the line when current champ Bermane Stiverne defends his belt against Tuscaloosa's own Deontay Wilder!

The two fighters will go head-to-head at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on January 17th. The belt has exchanged hands 28 times in it's existence and has been held at different times by some of the biggest names in the business; Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Lenox Lewis, George Forman, Evander Holyfield, and Leon Spinks just to name a few. It's crazy to think that one of our own could be added to that list.

Tuscaloosa is having a send-off party in Deontay's honor before he leaves for Vegas to train. Everyone is invited to the party at the Tuscaloosa River Market on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 7-9 pm. Admission is free and an autograph session will take place during the night.