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Image result for wilder vs stiverne 2This past Saturday November 4th 2017, was not a pleasant night for WBC Heavyweight challenger Bermane Stiverne (25-3-1, 21 KO’s), as he was brutally knocked out in the first round by Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 Ko’s).  Earlier in the night, Sergey Lipinets (13-0, 10 KO’s) won the vacant IBF Junior Welterweight title, when he defeated Akihiro Kondo (29-7-1, 16 KO’s) via unanimous decision.  Also in the co-feature, Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KO’s) and Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 12 KO’s) engaged in an all out war, with Porter ultimately getting the unanimous decision victory over Granados.  Porter bull rushed Granados early in the fight, and then Granados decided to bully the bully, by relentlessly coming forward.  It was too little too late however, as Porter got the win over a distraught Granados.

The main event was pure fireworks, although it was a very short show.  Wilder came out strong in the first round, flashing his lightning quick jab.  He was patient until he saw an opening in Stiverne’s guard, and them WHAM… straight right hand from Wilder that put Stiverne down on his back side.  Stiverne would get up however, but would go right back down from a left hook right cross nomination from Wilder.  Once again, Stiverne would get up, but with no legs underneath him and Wilder knew it.  He ran up on Stiverne, and hit him with a clubbing right, followed by a left uppercut, and another right that put Stiverne down for good.  The referee would call a halt to the fight with 1 second left in the first round.  After the fight, Wilder would directly call out Anthony Joshua, to unify all of their belts.  Here is a look at round 1 of the fight:

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tomorrow night November 4th 2017, Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KO’s) will put his WBC World Heavyweight title on the line against the only man he could not knock out in his career, Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s).  The fight will be brought to you by Premier Boxing Champions from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, and will be live on ShowTime at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KO’s) will go at it with Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 11 KO’s) in a 12 round Welterweight bout.  Also on the card, Sergey Lipinets (12-0, 10 KO’s) will take on Akihiro Kondo (29-6-1, 16 KO’s) for the vacant IBF Junior Welterweight title.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

DEONTAY WILDER

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-Record:  38 – 0 – 0, 37 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 7″

-Reach:  83″

-Notable Fights

  • Bermane Stiverne  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 1/17/15.  (Won WBC Heavyweight title)
  • Artur Szpilka  —  Win, KO 9th round (12), 1/16/16.
  • Chris Arreola  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 6/16/16.

 

BERMANE STIVERNE

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-Record:  25 – 2 – 1, 21 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 2″

-Reach:  80″

-Notable Fights

  • Ray Austin  —  Win, TKO 10th round (12), 6/25/11.
  • Chris Arreola 2  —  Win, TKO 6th round (12), 5/10/14.  (Won vacant WBC Heavyweight title)
  • Deontay Wilder  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 1/17/15.

 

Predictions:

Sergey Lipinets  —  def  —  Akihiro Kondo  —  via  —  TKO 5th round

Shawn Porter  —  def  —  Adrian Granados  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Deontay Wilder  —  def  —  Bermane Stiverne  —  via  —  TKO 10th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Champ – Tyson Fury (25-0-0, 18 KO’s)   RING, WBA, WBO

  1. Wladimir Klitschko (64-4-0, 53 KO’s)
  2. Deontay Wilder (37-0-0, 36 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Kubrat Pulev (23-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  4. Anthony Joshua (17-0-0, 17 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Luis Ortiz (25-0-0, 22 KO’s)

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Grigory Drozd (40-1-0, 28 KO’s)
  2. Denis Lebedev (29-2-0, 22 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  3. Krzysztof Glowacki (26-0-0, 16 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Marco Huck (39-3-1, 27 KO’s)
  5. Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KO’s)   WBC

Light Heavyweight      (175 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBO
  2. Adonis Stevenson (28-1-0, 22 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Bernanrd Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KO’s)
  4. Eleider Alvarez (20-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Andre Ward (30-0-0, 15 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. James DeGale (23-1-0, (14 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Gilberto Ramirez (34-0-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Andre Dirrell (25-2-0, 16 KO’s)
  5. George Groves (24-3-0, 18 KO’s)

Middleweight   —   (160 pound limit)

Champ – Saul Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KO’s)   RING

  1. Gennady Golovkin (35-0-0, 32 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBC
  2. Daniel Jacobs (31-1-0, 28 KO’s)
  3. Billy Joe Saunders (23-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  4. David Lemieux (35-3-0, 31 KO’s)
  5. Andy Lee (34-3-1, 24 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Erislandy Lara (23-2-2, 12 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jermall Charlo (24-0-0, 18 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Miguel Cotto (40-5-0, 33 KO’s)
  4. Jermell Charlo (28-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBC
  5. Demetrius Andrade (23-0-0, 16 KO’s)

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kell Brook (36-0-0, 25 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Keith Thurman (27-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Amir Khan (31-4-0, 19 KO’s)
  4. Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KO’s)
  5. Timothy Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KO’s)

Junior Welterweight   —   (140 pound limit)

Champ – Terence Crawford (29-0-0, 20 KO’s)   RING, WBC, WBO

  1. Viktor Postol (28-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  2. Lucas Matthysse (37-4-0, 34 KO’s)
  3. Adrien Broner (32-2-0, 24 KO’s)
  4. Antonio Orozco (25-0-0, 16 KO’s)
  5. Eduard Troyanovsky (24-0-0, 21 KO’s)   IBF

Lightweight   —   (135 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Jorge Linares (40-3-0, 27 KO’s)
  2. Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0-0, 15 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Terry Flanagan (31-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Rances Barthelemy (24-0-0, 13 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Orlando Salido (43-13-4, 30 KO’s)
  3. Vasyl  Lomachenko (6-1-0, 4 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KO’s)
  5. Jezreel Corrales (20-1-0, 8 KO’s)   WBA

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Garry Russel Jr (27-1-0, 16 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Carl Frampton (23-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Lee Selby (23-1-0, 8 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s)
  5. Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KO’s)

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Guilliermo Rigondeaux (17-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Scott Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KO’s)
  3. Nonito Donaire (37-3-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Genesis Servania (27-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Rey Vargas (28-0-0, 22 KO’s)

Bantamweight   —   (118 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Shinsuke Yamanaka (25-0-2, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Anselmo Moreno (36-4-1, 12 KO’s)
  3. Jaime McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KO’s)
  4. Rau’Shee Warren (14-1-0, 4 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Juan Carlos Payano (17-1-0, 8 KO’s)

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Naoya Inoue (11-0-0, 9 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KO’s)
  4. Luis Concepcion (35-4-0, 24 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Khalid Yafai (19-0-0, 13 KO’s)

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Roman Gonzalez (45-0-0, 38 KO’s)   RING, WBC

  1. Juan Francisco Estrada (33-2-0, 24 KO’s)   WBA, WBO
  2. Kazuto Ioka (20-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  3. Brian Viloria (36-5-0, 22 KO’s)
  4. Johriel Casimero (22-3-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Moruti Mthalane (32-2-0, 21 KO’s)

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Donnie Nietes (38-1-4, 22 KO’s)   RING, WBO

  1. Ryoichi Taguchi (25-2-1, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Randy Petalcorin (23-2-1, 18 KO’s)
  3. Pedro Guevara (28-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  4. Akira Yaegashi (24-5-0, 12 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Javier Mendoza (24-3-1, 19 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Wanheng Menayothin (42-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Knockout CP Freshmart (13-0-0, 6 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Byron Rojas (18-3-3, 8 KO’s)
  4. Hekkie Budler (29-2-0, 9 KO’s)
  5. Jose Argumedo (18-3-1, 10 KO’s)   IBF

The WBC has ordered a fight between the #1 contender Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KO’s) and the #2 contender Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s).  Povetkin was originally supposed to face Deontay Wilder for the WBC world heavyweight title, but was removed from the fight for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.  After a “B” sample cleared Povetkin of any wrong doing, he was put on the shelf again, because Wilder already had a replacement opponent in Chris Arreola.

Wilder hurt himself badly against Chris Arreola in their fight, and will now be on the shelf until 2017.  Deontay broke his right hand again, and on top of that, he also tore his right bicep.  So Povektin will draw the short end of the stick again, as he goes from being next in line, to having to win to get his shot.  With Wilder on the shelf for a while now, the WBC ordered povetkin to face Stiverne for the interim WBC heavyweight title, with the winner taking on Wilder for the world title some time in 2017.  Negotiations for the fight begin today, and the have until September 16 to come to a financial agreement.  If they do not, there will be a purse bid on the 16th.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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The WBC World Heavyweight Championship fight between Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KO’s) and Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KO’s) is up in the air at the moment, and will definitely not happen this weekend.  Wilder’s co manager says the fight is definitely canceled, because Povetkin tested positive for a banned substance, while WBC president Mauricio Sulliman says it’s not cancelled but postponed.  So which one is it?  Cancelled or postponed?  Sulliman made it seem like the fight will take place on a later date, and Wilder would fight the next ranked contender which would be Bermane Stiverne.  In all seriousness, the fight should be canceled, Povetkin should lose his #1 contender spot, and he should also be suspended.  Wilder had a few choice words for Povetkin via TuscaloosaNews.com saying, “They conducted themselves in a cowardly way and should be punished for their actions.”  If they were scared they should’ve not wasted time and let it be known. This is a dangerous sport, and it’s OK to be afraid of me. Hey, I am the champion.”

Povetkins promoter, Andrey Ryabinskiy, had a press conference in Russia to address the issue, and told FightNews.com, “Povetkin didn’t fail a doping test.  He has 15 times lower meldonium concentration than the limit established by WADA. Now we need to pass additional tests, then we will set a new date of the fight and do it.”  He added that Povetkin tested positive on April 27th, after testing negative on April 7th, 8th, and 11th.  The WBC will be the ultimate deciding factor whether the fight will be set for a later date, or simply just cancelled, and as of right now, it is said to be postponed until a later undisclosed date.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

Newly crowned IBF World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s), already has a list of possible opponents.  Joshua won the IBF World Heavyweight title just a week and some days ago, when he defeated then champion Charles Martin in England.  Well, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is wasting no time at all.  He has already scheduled Joshua’s first title defense for June 25th, which will take place at the O2 arena, in London England.  Hearn went as far as mentioning some names that Joshua could possibly defend against, and while nothing is set in stone yet, the names are quite intriguing.  The two biggest names that Hearn threw out there were Bryant Jennings (19-2, 10 KO’s) and Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s).  Two other names that were thrown out there, were Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KO’s) and Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KO’s), both of whom Joshua would completely destroy.  Breazeale is too young and raw, and Molina would probably just take a beating for 11 rounds and then get knocked out.

While Jennings is not really deserving of a title shot against Joshua, because of back to back losses to Wladimir Klitschko and Luis Ortiz, he would probably be a more intriguing opponent the Breazeale and Molina.  Jennings has fought better level of opposition then Breazeale for sure, and hasn’t yet been classified as just an “opponent”, like Molina has.  The problem with Jennings is this; he’s just not big enough to run with these Heavyweights we have these days.  They are huge, and they are much more powerful.  Bryant Jennings comes in to his fights, not far above 200 pounds, and in this day and age (the age of the super heavyweights in the heavyweight division), he just does not have the size to compete with those guys.  Jennings could probably drop the weight below 200, because he is super athletic, and probably become the most dominant Cruiserweight in the world.

While we all know that the most mouth watering fight would be a unification between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, that probably won’t happen for quite some time if ever.  Enter Bermane Stiverne.  He seems to be the most interesting option at the moment, and could pose a threat to Joshua’s title reign.  Stiverne is the only man to take Deontay Wilder 12 rounds, as he just refused to go down, despite being pounded by Wilder’s shotgun right hand.  Wilder hit Stivenre so hard, that he bent the metal rods inside his surgically repaired right hand.  Still, Stiverne did not go down!  Joshua has never been 12 rounds in his life, so if Stiverne were able to take him into deep waters, no one knows how Joshua would respond.  Personally i think he would still win, but you never no what can happen in a heavyweight fight.  One punch can change everything.  It remains to be seen what Joshua and Hearn will do, but any conversation with the name “Anthony Joshua” is an interesting one.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Today on Premier Boxing Champions Chris Arreola (35-4, 1NC, 31 KO’s) takes on Fred Kassi (18-3, 10 KO’s).  Arreola will be trying to stay relevant in a potential WBC title fight against Deontay Wilder, while Kassi tries to make a name for himself at Arreolas’ expense.

Chris Arreola got destroyed by Bermane Stiverne in May of 2014, by being knocked senseless in the 6th round of their fight.  He bounced back nicely in his next fight with a unanimous decision victory over Curtis Harper.  Today he will be hell bent on a knockout to look good, so that he can bring himself back into the title hunt.

TALE OF THE TAPE

Chris Arreola                                                         Fred Kassi

        36                               Wins                                18

         4                               Losses                              3

        31                                KO’s                               10

         0                               Draws                               0

        40                                Fights                              21

        78%                              KO%                              48%

        6’4″                              Height                             6’0″

        77″                              Reach                             74′

Prediction

Chris Arreola  —  def  —  Fred Kassi  —  via  KO 4th round

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE