Former heavyweight champions George Foreman and Evander Holyfield provide their assessments of Deontay Wilder, the new WBC world titleholder, following his victory over Bermane Stiverne.
The expected KO didn’t materialize, but Deontay Wilder walked away from his unanimous-decision victory over Bermane Stiverne as the first American to hold a heavyweight world title since 2007.
Deontay Wilder will have the opportunity to silence his many doubters when he steps into the ring with WBC heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stiverne on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Deontay Wilder has the perfect KO record, the height and the hype, but Bermane Stiverne says he’ll do more than just defend his title on Jan. 17: “I’m going to chop him down.”
Bermane Stiverne will defend his WBC heavyweight title against knockout artist Deontay Wilder on Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with Leo Santa Cruz defending his 122-poud title on the undercard.
Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver will continue his move into the heavyweight ranks against Klitschko-trainer Johnathon Banks on Saturday.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer insists he has no information regarding the current issues between Floyd Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe.
Polish-American heavyweight Adam Kownacki is on his second comeback in a career that has lasted only six fights, but the determined former Klitschko sparring partner will take his perfect KO streak into the ring again on Saturday in Atlantic City.
Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder didn’t see much entertainment value in Saturday’s matchup between Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez and doesn’t think fans did either, but he says that’s good for him.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, the focus in on heavyweight contender Mike Perez, who takes his undefeated record into the ring against Bryant Jennings in a WBC title eliminator on July 26.
Heavyweight veteran Tony Thompson scored a narrow but deserved split-decision over Odlanier Solis on Saturday in Tekirdag, Turkey. Thompson, who won by scores of 115-113, 115-114, 112-116, outworked Solis over 12 pedestrian rounds.
RING, WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia has declared himself “a proud Puerto Rican” in advance of his March 15 defense against Mexican-American Mauricio Herrera at the historic Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.