May 10, 2014
Haitian-born Quebecer Bermane Stiverne KO'd Chris Arreola to become THE NEW WBC WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!!
1 of 5 "world" heavyweight champ, the other 4 "world" titles (WBO, WBA, IBF and Ring Magazine) are all held by the hardest puncher in boxing history Wladimir Klitschko. Oups!
Next step, if Don King didn't get on his way, Wladimir Klitschko will squash Bermane Stiverne to unifie the 5 World titles.
Don King protege Bermane Stiverne and Mexican/ American, Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (now 36-4-0, 31 KO’s), fought for the WBC heavyweight title.
Vitali Klitschko , Wladimir's brother, was named WBC Emeritus champion after he’s fully dedicated to his political career in Ukraine. Vitali is 42-year-old veteran who announced his presidential candidacy in the kaotic Ukraine in October, 2014.
Canadian Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne
1978-11-01 (age 35)
6'2", 248 pounds, 80" reach
Turned pro in 2005 at 26 years old
Pro Boxing record: 24-1-1, 21 KO’s
Amateur record: 49-10
And as his record attest and as you will see in the match. Stiverne has one hell of a punch.
Another Don King paper champion...
Despite his impressive looking boxing record (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) Stiverne legitimacy is contested. Almost half of his opponents since turning pro in 2005 had a losing record and he only had one 10 rounds and two 12 rounds bouts before his championship fight.
And there are two embarassing blemishes on his record. a 2nd round TKO loss to Demetrice King in July of 2007 and a 6 round draw versus Charles Davis (17-17-1) in April of 2009.
Take a look at his boxing record.
Stiverne is the first ever Haitian-born heavyweight champion and the first ever Quebecer world heavyweight champion.
Congratulation to my fellow Canadian citizen!