By Showtime Boxing January 17th, 2015 All Boxing News
In an explosive fight that no one predicted would go the distance, WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas, will defend his title against unbeaten knockout specialist and No. 1 mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on Showtime tonight at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
So which of the heavy-handed sluggers will be victorious in the most significant, must-see heavyweight fight in the United States in a decade?
Will it be the more experienced Stiverne, the first-ever Haiti-born boxer to own any portion of a heavyweight crown who owns two consecutive victories over Chris Arreola, prefers to let his fists do the talking and is a slight betting underdog in this one?
Or will it be the outspoken Wilder? The 2008 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist and the last American male boxer to medal in The Olympics has knocked out all 32 of his opponents and is attempting to become the first U.S.-born heavyweight champion since Shannon Briggs in November, 2006. More...