Found May 11, 2014 on Sports by Colin:
In an exciting bloodbath, Bermane Stiverne earned a sixth round TKO over Chris Arreola to capture the vacant WBC heavyweight belt before 3,992 fans on Saturday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), who also unanimously outscored “The Nightmare” in April 2013, struggled for the initial 15 minutes against the 33-year-old Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs). However, losing 48-47 on two scorecards, Stiverne landed a brutal right hand in the sixth that floored Arreola. With a shattered nose and wobbly legs, Arreola regained his footing and continued to scrap. Unfortunately for the native Californian, Stiverne … Continue reading →

The Score: Bermane Stiverne Becomes The First Haitian-Born Heavyweight Champion

Boxing history was going to be made on ESPN this past Saturday night, one way or the other. Either Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola would become the first Mexican-American to hold the heavyweight crown, or Bermane Stiverne would be the first Haitian-born fighter to do so. In the end, the green WBC strap that has been […] The post The Score: Bermane Stiverne Becomes The First Haitian...

Bermane Stiverne Stops Chris Arreola In A Jiggly Good Fight

The old adage is “as go the heavyweights, so goes boxing”. Well, if more heavyweight fights were as entertaining as Bermane Stiverne’s 6th round stoppage of Chris Arreola on ESPN, boxing might be more popular. Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KO) was way behind on my card at the time of the stoppage. He was being outworked in every round and seemed a bit languid. When he did land, however...

Bermane Stiverne defeats Chris Arreola – again; gets crowned with meaningless “championship”

Bermane Stiverne defeated Chris Arreola via 6th round TKO on Saturday night, in a fight televised live on ESPN. Touted as for the "WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World", in reality, Stiverne vs. Arreola II was for nothing but a meaningless series of letters affixed to a worthless green belt. That's nothing against Stiverne, and it's not to take away from his...

Stiverne vs. Arreola II weigh-in results, video & photos

A crowd of fans came to the Grand Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles at USC for the weigh-in for Saturday's WBC heavyweight title match - and Definitely Not a World Heavyweight Championship Fight, between heavyweights Bermane "B. Ware" Stiverne and Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola at the USC Galen Center. Stiverne vs. Arreola II takes place tonight, and...

Bermane Stiverne TKO’s Chris Arreola to become new WBC heavyweight champion

Boxing‘s first Haitian-born heavyweight champion was crowned tonight when Bermane Stiverne won the vacant WBC title with a sixth-round TKO of Chris Arreola. The title was vacated when former champion Vitali Klitschko retired from the sport to pursue a political career in his home country of Ukraine. The end came at 2:02 of the sixth round after Arreola had been knocked down twice...

Stiverne/Arreola Intense Staredown

LOS ANGELES, CA- Maintaining the intensity of yesterday’s press conference, Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola tooks the scales today at the Raddisson Hotel in Los Angeles for Saturday night’s WBC heavyweight title bout. Number one ranked Stiverne weighed in at 239.5 while Arreola came in slightly under at 239.0 pounds.  ***** With the respective camps, fans, and media framed...

Stiverne Defeats Arreola by TKO For WBC Title

LOS ANGELES, CA - There is a new heavyweight champion, and his last name isn’t Klitschko… Saturday night at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, Bermane “BWare” Stiverne defeated number two contender Chris Arreola by 6th round knockout to become the new WBC heavyweight champion. A repeat of their 2013 rematch where Stiverne was the declared the victor by unanimous decision...

Stiverne TKO’s Arreola

photo courtesy of Bermane Stiverne became the first Haitian-born heavyweight to win a title after defeating Chris Arreola to win the recently vacated WBC championship. This was the first fight Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) had since defeating Arreola a year ago. In that fight, Stiverne dropped and broke Arreola’s nose with a counter right hand in the third round...

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