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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

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Fresh of of his knockout victory over Gerald Washington, the WBC has already given Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KO’s) his next mandatory contender.  For some reason, the WBC #1 contender for Wilder’s title is the 38 year old Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s).  Wilder defeated Stiverne for the WBC Heavyweight title way back on January 17th of 2015.  Stiverne has only fought once since then, in November of 2015, and has not stepped foot in a ring since.

It is a bit of a head scratcher of why exactly Stiverne is the number 1 contender for Wilder’s WBC title, mainly because he has not fought anyone in nearly 2 years.  Stiverne is the only fighter that Deontay has not knocked out in his 38 professional fights.  Wilder did however cruise to a fairly easy 12 round unanimous decision, even though Stiverne did have a few positive moments in their fight.  Stiverne’s only fight since Wilder was a 10 round decision victory over Derric Rossy.  Who?  Exactly!  Stiverne struggled in that fight, and has been inactive ever since.  Should be an easier victory for Wilder then their first meeting.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Has the Heavyweight division been worth watching since the 90’s?  No it has not.  Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfeild were the last true Heavyweight warriors actually worth watching.  Now we have a chance, an opportunity, to have our next Heavyweight savior.  His name is Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KO’s).  On his quest for glory, there is one man standing in his way.  His name is Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KO’s), and he is the WBC World Heavyweight Champion.  Here is a breakdown of their upcoming clash on January the 17th:

DEONTAY WILDER

  • Record:  32 – 0 (32 KO’s)
  • Weight Class:  Heavyweight (No Limit)
  • Height:  6′ 7″
  • Reach:  84″
  • Notable Fights:  Kelvin Price (Win, KO 3rd, 12/15/12), Nicolai Firtha (Win, KO 4rd, 10/26/13), Malik Scott (Win, KO 1rd, 3/15/14)

BERMANE STIVERNE

  • Record:  24 – 1 – 1 (21 KO’s)
  • Weight Class:  Heavyweight (No Limit)
  • Height:  6′ 2″
  • Reach:  80″
  • Notable Fights:  Ray Austin (Win, TKO 10rd, 6/25/11), Chris Arreola #1 (Win, UD 12rd, 4/27/13), Chris Arreola #2 (Win, TKO 6rd, 5/10/14)

Bermane Stiverne holds the only major Heavyweight Championship (WBC), besides Wladimir Klitschko who holds all the others.  After months and months of negotiations, these two knockout artists will finally go at it on January 17 2014, on Showtime Boxing.  With Wladimir Klitschko continuing to fight overmatched opponents, this will hands down be the most exciting Heavyweight fight in recent years.  It also raises a lot of eyebrows because of the fact that this will be the first real test for either fighter, and we will see exactly what these two are made of.  The 90’s were absolutely great for Heavyweights, and I think that NOW is the time again for the nearly dead division to awaken.  The winner of this fight should be named the mandatory contender for Klitschko’s championships, and if we are lucky, we will finally have an undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.

Prediction:  Deontay Wilder  —  def  —  Bermane Stiverne  —  via  —  KO  —  6th round

-David

Note to my readers:  I apologize for my lack of recent posts.  The holidays have been a very busy time for me, keeping up with my full-time job, and running around buying gifts and getting ready for Christmas.  I hope you all enjoyed whatever it is that you and your families celebrate, and have a very happy New Year!  I will be adding a new category to my blog in January, that will be titled “The Profile Cabinet”.  Every few weeks, I will choose a fighter at random, and do a complete profile on that fighter.  I Hope you all enjoy it and continue reading.

The fight has been set.  The date, January 17 2015.  Mandatory contender Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KO’s) will finally take on Bermane Stiverne (24-1, 21 KO’s), for Stiverne’s WBC Heavyweight Championship.  I have personally been waiting for this fight for quite some time now, as I am a huge believer of Deontay Wilder.

Bermane Stiverne holds the only major Heavyweight championship belt, while all the others are held by Wladimir Klitschko, so it will be interesting to see if the winner of this matchup will indeed face of against Dr. Steelhammer, to crown and undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.  Stiverne is no doubt a heavy hitter with 21 KO’s on his resume.  Wilder has knocked out every opponent he has ever faced, so it will be interesting to see which man actually has more power.

The criticism on Wilder is that he hasn’t fought anyone worth mentioning.  He did fight one very decent fighter (Malik Scott), and he disposed of him via 1st round KO.  Wilder has never been past 4 rounds, so it will be interesting to see if he has the stamina to complement his amazing power.  On the other hand, I don’t quite understand why Stiverne hasn’t been criticized for the same thing.  Ok, so he fought Chris Arreola twice, but Arreola in my opinion is very overrated.  Other then that, Stiverne’s resume is not really that impressive either.  This will be the first true test for either guy, and thats what makes this fight so interesting.  Plus, theres finally something to talk about in the Heavyweight division.

-David