Since Monday Wilder has made his home in Las Vegas and has settled in for a week's worth of intense training to prepare for Saturday night's bout. If Stiverne is defeated, Wilder will become the first American titleholder since Shannon Briggs in 2007.

Former heavyweight champ and boxing legend George Forman said of Wilder,

As long as Wilder remains aggressive, then I think I could have Stiverne out of there in three or four rounds. Wilder cannot allow Stiverne to start picking him apart and turn it into a boxing match because he could lose that way.

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Wilhagan's in Temerson Square is hosting a watch party for the match up which will also air on Showtime.