Fight Preview & Pick: Chris Arreola vs. Bermane Stiverne
On March 9, Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola and Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne tangle in a WBC title-elimination scheduled for 12 rounds. The bout will be held in Costa Mesa in Orange County--close to Arreola’s stomping grounds. The winner is line for shot at WBC champion Vitali Klitchko.
Arreola is a significant favorite, based on the fact that he is proven at this level, while Stiverne is making a pronounced jump in class. Arreola will turn 32 two days before the fight and stands 6’3” with a 76-inch reach. Stiverne, already 34, is an inch shorter at 6’2”, but has a 4-inch reach advantage. Both men can weigh anywhere from 235-255, but will hopefully be closer to the low end of that range.
Date: March 9, 2013
Site: The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California
Weight Class: WBC Heavyweight Title Eliminator: 12 Rounds
Chris Arreola, 35-2 (30 KOs), Riverside, California
Bermane Stiverne, 22-1-1 (20 KOs), Las Vegas via Canada and Haiti...