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Alexander Povetkin and Bermane Stiverne agree to interim title fight

The winner will become Deontay Wilder's mandatory challenger. With WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder on the mend, the sanctioning body ordered Alexander Povetkin and Bermane Stiverne to face one another for the interim title. The two have reportedly come to terms and will "soon" release the date and location for their showdown. Povetkin (30-1, 22 KO) was all set to face Deontay Wilder earlier this year before testing positive for traces of meldonium.
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