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Deontay Wilder’s TBA will be Jason Gavern

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 24:  Deontay Wilder during a media workout at the English Institute of Sport on April 24, 2013 in Sheffield, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Wilder will be facing a journeyman, Jason Gavern, on the Porter-Brook undercard this weekend.

Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) sure likes to boast about his 100-percent knockout rate. And while that’s somewhat of a feat, I’d say that if you can even recognize a half-dozen names on his resume then you should be nominated for boxing excavator of the decade. Wilder is often praised for his tremendous power and potential while simultaneously derided for his weak level of opposition. Saturday night will be no different when Deontay Wilder takes on journeyman fighter, Jason Gavern (25-16-4, 11 KOs).

To be fair, it isn’t Wilder’s fault that Bermane Stiverne suffered a hand injury which has delayed their fight until at least later this year. That was obviously out of his control. So he’ll take this as a stay-busy fight instead, and its abundantly clear that Jason Gavern is simply being reeled into the ring only to be later carted out of it.

Gavern last fought in November where he earned a majority decision victory over James Toney (*sigh*). Being that he barely had enough traction to manage a majority decision over the now tread-less James Toney, I think its safe to say he’s pretty much cannon fodder for Deontay Wilder. So, if we’re just wasting time until he actually gets a competitive fight, I’d rather see him in a rematch with Charlie Zelenoff.

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