LAS VEGAS (Jan. 15, 2015) – In an explosive fight that no one predicted would go the distance, WBC Heavyweight World 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., this Saturday, Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Continue reading
Charismatic heavyweight Deontay Wilder will be fighting to fulfil a promise he made to his daughter when he challenges for the heavyweight world title this weekend. Continue reading
DON KING: I would like to say first that Amir Imam will be on the card also. He is a super-sensational fighter and we are looking forward to seeing him. This program is “Return to Glory” America’s return to glory in the heavyweight division. The WBC champion Bermane Stiverne against the mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder. It is something that is going to be a great event but it is a fight for Peace. Then with the Bombs Away is an addition to. This is going to bring boxing back to where it should be and get the country back to where it should be – being able to bring the glory back to the heavyweight division, which has been lacking for quite a while now. We are going to celebrate this at the MGM Grand with a salute to Kirk Kerkorian, the founder of bringing the MGM and all the rest of the then in Las Vegas and making it the boxing capital of the world. I am very excited about this and I know you’ll be too. It is going to be a super-sensational card and a lovely night at the MGM Grand and the lion shall roar. We are very happy to be able to present this to you. Keep in mind this is a fight to unify – unify, solidarity and togetherness and you are going to have a peoples’ champion – a guy that’s name is Bermane, who reminds me of Mike Tyson the awesome devastating puncher, meeting another puncher named Deontay Wilder. I am very happy to be able to address you about it and look forward to seeing you at the fight. Continue reading
WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas, will defend his title against unbeaten knockout specialist and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., this Saturday, Jan. 17. The potentially explosive bout between the two big-punching heavyweights will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and be televised live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Continue reading
LAS VEGAS (Jan. 14, 2015) – WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas, and undefeated knockout specialist and No. 1 contender, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., clash in the most significant world heavyweight title fight in the United States in years on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Continue reading
Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein said the Jan. 17 clash between WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder will “re-energize the heavyweight division in the U.S.” Bernstein, who will serve as ringside analyst for this event added, “When Stiverne won the vacant title against Chris Arreola that was an exciting fight and it started the momentum. This match, on U.S. soil featuring an American by birth (Wilder) and a resident of the U.S. (Stiverne), will create great buzz for the division here. I expect this to be a wildly exciting match that does not go the distance.” Continue reading
Showtime’s sensational ALL ACCESS feature, which includes footage from the WBC convention in December, can be watched at this link: http://s.sho.com/1AwE0hQ
January 14, 2015
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Lake George, New York – As a follow-up to the previously announced Billy C’s Stiverne-Wilder Post Fight Show, which is scheduled to air LIVE approximately six (6) minutes after the official announcement is made for the World Heavyweight Title match-up between current WBC World Heavyweight Champion, Bermane Stiverne and challenger Deontay Wilder, it was announced today that former Olympian, European Heavyweight Champion and Prizefighter winner, Audley Harrison will be joining Billy C as a special co-host in a dual studio location LIVE broadcast on Saturday. Billy C’s Stiverne-Wilder Post Fight show will be produced exclusively by LDLTV and will be available for FREE, world-wide on BillyCBoxing.com and on YouTube.com/TalkinBoxing. Continue reading
“RETURN TO GLORY: Stiverne vs. Wilder” fight week is officially here as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne, undefeated No. 1 challenger Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, Hall of Fame promoter Don King, WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz and all the fighters on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) this Saturday, Jan. 17, made their grand arrivals at MGM Grand this afternoon.
Here is what the fighters had to say upon their arrivals in Las Vegas Tuesday: Continue reading
6’7” American heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) figures that his athletic skills will be too much for the 36-year-old Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) in their fight this Saturday on 1/17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder intends on showing an athletic side to his game that he feels that the short, and slightly pudgy looking Stiverne has never seen before in his 10-year pro career.
Deontay wants to get in quickly, nail Stiverne with a big right hand to knock him out, and then get out of there so that he can move on to bigger and better things in his career like a fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. That’s where Wilder will begin to start making the big money. Continue reading