Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/14/14
WBC heavyweight titlist champion Bermane "B. Ware" Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) was honored this past weekend by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NBHOF) at its annual awards dinner in Las Vegas. Stiverne was presented a Special Achievement Award by the NSBHOF for becoming the first Haitian-born Heavyweight Champion. [Note: We do not recognize Bermane Stiverne, nor any other alphabet titlist, as a "world champion". Stiverne is ranked #4 in our heavyweight division rankings]. Credit: Team Stiverne "It felt great to represent Haiti," Stiverne said, "but what really felt amazing was to receive it amongst legends like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran and Floyd Mayweather." Stiverne, who knocked out Chris Arreola (35-4) this past May to claim the title belt vacated by retired Vitali Klitschko, is tentatively scheduled to defend his title for the first time later this year against mandatory challenger Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs). During the NBHOF dinner, Stivern...
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