The most significant storyline in the Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch might be the network that will air it live – ESPN. The global cable giant’s involvement in world-class boxing could have a far-reaching and positive impact on the sport.
It’s official: the vacant WBC heavyweight title will be up for grabs in a rematch between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola, live on ESPN from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.
There looks to be no shortage of challengers for the vacant WBC heavyweight title, up for grabs in an upcoming rematch between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola. Mike Perez and Bryant Jennings will meet in an elimination bout with the winner setting himself up as a top contender for the organization’s strap.
Heavyweight bomber Deontay Wilder spoke to the boxing media about his first-round knockout of Malik Scott in Puerto Rico, and answered questions about fans’ suspicions of the quickie KO and his shot at the winner of the Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch.
Former heavyweight contender and title challenger Gerry Cooney is excited about the current heavyweight division, particularly about the potential of unbeaten standouts Deontay Wilder and Mike Perez.
The Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch, which will be for the WBC heavyweight belt vacated by Vitali Klitschko, is being targeted for April, Arreola’s promoter, Dan Goossen, told RingTV.com.
Undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder says he will prove that he has the potential to be a champion, as late hall-of-fame trainer Emanuel Steward predicted he would be one day, against once-beaten veteran Malik Scott on March 15.
The winner of the heavyweight bout between Deontay Wilder and Malik Scott will be in line for a fight with the victor of Chris Arreola-Bermane Stiverne.
The WBC has ordered the promoters of Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola to begin free negotiations for a rematch for the WBC heavyweight title that was vacated by Vitali Klitschko earlier this month. Stiverne unanimously decisioned Arreola in April.
WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko has been given until Dec. 15 to determine whether he will continue fighting or retire in the wake of October’s announcement of his presidential candidacy in Ukraine.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said he has not heard back from Mick Hennessy since the English promoter called him about a potential clash of unbeatens between heavyweights Tyson Fury, whom Hennessy promotes, and Deontay Wilder, who is handled by Schaefer.
Heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder is preparing as if he will be fighting on the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card on Showtime from Atlantic City.
Chris Arreola says he’s ready to shine against once-beaten heavyweight standout Seth Mitchell on Saturday, but fans have heard that line before from the former contender, who has suffered career setbacks due to his lack of discipline. Even Arreola admits this is his last chance.
Seth Mitchell on Chris Arreola, who he fights on Saturday on Showtime: “Him and his trainer, they’ve been talking a lot of noise, a lot of noise, and they’re going to have to back it up on Sept. 7.”