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Mark Kriegel Special Feature Interview With Heavyweight Contender Deontay Wilder: “I Can’t Let Her Down”

Stiverne Wilder Letterhead

 

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“This is all for Naieya (daughter), man.  I will be a champion one day, I promised that to her…..And now that I have this opportunity I can’t let her down.” – Deontay Wilder

 

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Undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has a chance to fulfill his destiny and become the first U.S.-born Heavyweight Champion in nearly a decade when he challenges WBC Champ Bermane Stiverne.  Renowned sports reporter, Mark Kriegel talks with Wilder about his journey–his struggle–to get to this critical moment in his life.  Watch this “Special Feature” and don’t miss the fight of his life, this Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME® from MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

 

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“RETURN TO GLORY”:  STIVERNE VS. WILDER, a 12-round fight for Stiverne’s WBC Heavyweight Championship taking place Saturday, Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is co-promoted by Don King Productions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!.  In the 12-round co-feature, unbeaten WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz defends against Jesus Ruiz and undefeated Amir Imam meets Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a 10-round super lightweight bout for the WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Title. The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., and will air live on SHOWTIME® (10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT). The telecast will also be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will be televised live on SHOWTIME EXTREME (8:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

 

Tickets for the event are on sale and priced at $500, $350, $250, $125 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person with a limit of four (4) at the $50 price range.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

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BERMANE STIVERNE, DEONTAY WILDER, PROMOTER DON KING AND “RETURN TO GLORY” UNDERCARD FIGHTERS MAKE GRAND ARRIVALS AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS

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LAS VEGAS (Jan. 13, 2015) – “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:

 

BERMANE STIVERNE , WBC Heavyweight World Champion

 

“I really don’t feel any emotions towards Deontay Wilder. The most important thing is for me to defend my world title.

 

“All the trash talking that he does doesn’t worry me. He doesn’t have anything that I want. I am the champ. This is fighting, this is boxing, this is for real. I keep my concentration on the fight.

 

“We trained like he was the champion. We didn’t talk about his past experience. We trained like he has gone 12 rounds before.

 

“I’m here to fight for the people. I fight to inspire people anywhere in the world, that’s my responsibility since I am the world champion.”

 

DEONTAY WILDER, Undefeated No.1 WBC Heavyweight Contender

 

“I need to let this beast inside of me out. I am so ready for this fight. We are bringing back the heavyweight division.

 

“Once I knock this guy out it will be on to the next guy for me. He will definitely go down, I’m going to hurt him bad.

 

“He has never faced someone with my athletic skills. My athleticism alone is going to hurt him.

 

“There is no better place to have a fight of this magnitude than in Las Vegas. The fight will be explosive, exciting and I will be bringing this heavyweight belt back to America.

 

“When you have so much animosity towards someone it makes for a great fight. Everything that I’ve said about him and all he has said about me will be settled on Saturday.”

 

LEO SANTA CRUZ, WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion

 

“I am always prepared going into every fight. I never underestimate any fighter because those are the ones that can hurt you.

 

“When you give them the opportunity they come prepared and hungry because they want to take the title away from you.

 

“Any fighter is dangerous in the ring; one punch could change a fight. Ruiz is a good fighter.

 

“I trained really hard for this fight as I always do. I am mentally and physically strong, and I’ve been working much more on my power heading into this fight.”

 

JESUS RUIZ, Super Bantamweight Contender

 

“I am very excited to be here. I promise you, come Saturday you will have a new world champion.

 

“I am motivated and looking forward to this fight. It’s an honor for me to be here and I am grateful for the opportunity.

 

“He’s [Santa Cruz] a fighter that we’re well aware of. I know his style and the way he fights but we’re ready and prepared to win.

 

“He is an explosive fighter and so am I. I don’t think either fighter has an advantage over the other. I think you’re going to see two strong Mexican fighters going at it, it’s going to be an exciting fight.”

 

AMIR IMAM, Super Lightweight Contender

 

“I’m really excited to be on the undercard of a big American heavyweight title fight. I’m coming here to take care of business and get out of there. I’m coming here to do what I do best.

 

“Boxing is what I do and we’re ready. All that matters is that I get the victory, but I definitely want to win impressively.

 

“I have big things lined up for 2015, but I need to first take care of business on Saturday.

 

“[Maldonado Jr.] is no pushover. I don’t look over any fighter. I take everybody seriously.”

 

FIDEL MALDONADO JR., Super Lightweight Contender

 

“I am very confident going into this fight. This has been my best training camp that I have had in my professional career, I’m ready.”

 

“This is the biggest fight I have ever been in and my best opportunity to prove that I belong and get exposure.

 

“I know that [Imam] was an Olympic alternate, he’s a good fighter. People are underestimating me, so I’m going to go in there and knock him out.”

 

DON KING, Hall of Fame Promoter

 

“This is the heavyweight title fight. We are bringing Las Vegas back again.

 

“We are happy to be back at the world capital of boxing. The current Mike Tyson, Bermane Stiverne, will be defending his world title here at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. If Bermane wins, we’re going to bring Tyson back out of retirement to fight him. This fight is the ‘Return to Glory.’ Boxing goes as the heavyweights go, and the heavyweight division is back. This is one of the biggest fights we have had in years.”

 

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“RETURN TO GLORY”:  STIVERNE VS. WILDER, a 12-round fight for Stiverne’s WBC Heavyweight Championship taking place Saturday, Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is co-promoted by Don King Productions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!.  In the 12-round co-feature, unbeaten WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz defends against Jesus Ruiz and undefeated Amir Imam meets Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a 10-round super lightweight bout for the WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Title. The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., and will air live on SHOWTIME® (10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT). The telecast will also be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will be televised live on SHOWTIME EXTREME (8:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

 

Tickets for the event are on sale and priced at $500, $350, $250, $125 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person with a limit of four (4) at the $50 price range.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

For more information visit www.donking.com, www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.sports.sho.com, follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @BStiverne, @BronzeBomber, @SHOSports and @MGMGrand and become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and www.facebook.com/SHOBoxing, or visit SHOWTIME Boxing Blog a thttp://theboxingblog.sho.com/.

 WBU title on line Pagliara vs Robertson on Thursday, January 22 at Webster Hall in New York City

Press conference this Thursday at Capizzi Restaurant (West 41st st at 9th ave) at 2 PM

 

Brooklyn, NY (January 13, 2015)-– Dmitry Salita announced today that the WBU Americas Featherweight Title will be up for grabs as an added co feature to his popular Brooklyn Brawl Boxing Series.

Floriano Pagliara, The popular Italian from Cecine Italy and now residing in Williamsburgh Brooklyn will take on slick moving Antwan Robertson from Minnesota USA

Pagliara has held title belts as the IBF Mederteranian Champion and Italian Federation in the Jr. Lightweight Division.

“Floriano loves America.  He has become very popular with the local Italian communities in the tri state area. He is very honored to fight for an American title in front of his American fan base. People respond to Flori. Dmitry and his promotional team will be very happy with the fan support that Floriano brings” quoted Rich Komissar, the American promoter for Pagliara.  “His fans support him” added Komissar

The move to featherweight is something that the Italian has been thinking of since his move to America a few years back.

“I always try to think of making the featherweight limit but in Italy my training and diet did not allow for this. But in America I have the best training for this and now I am never more than 132 lbs when I am regular time and not training” said the affable Italian with his operatic dialect.

“Star of David Promotions is happy to add this bout as a co feature” said Dmitry Salita of Star of David Promotions. “I have seen Floriano fight a few times here in  New York Area. He is far and away one of the New York Area’s most popular fighters. He always brings a good crowd and he gives a great show. I believe the matchup we are giving you here (Pagliara / Robertson) will produce an all out action packed fight that the fans will like. Antwan Robertson is never in a dull fight. He reminds me a little bit of Junior Jones… This fight will be a war”.

The Brooklyn Brawl Series will hop over the river to Manhattan for this show on January 22nd. The card will be held at the world famous Webster Hall 125 East 11th Street NYC New York 10003.

There will be a press conference this Thursday at Capizzi Restaurant at 2 PM.  Capizzi is located at West 41st street and 9th ave.

Below is a video of Pagliara, who has been coined “The Brooklyn Rocky”

 

 

 

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Fight Network a proud sponsor of Ring 8 Holiday Events & Awards Ceremony

(L-R) Hall-of-Famers Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor and Carlos Palomino
All pictures by Peter Frutkoff / Ring 8

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Jan. 13, 2015) – Ring 8 was a proud sponsor of the recent 28th annual Ring 8 Holiday Events and Awards Ceremony, held at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

 

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Ring 8, formed in 1954 by ex-prizefighter Jack Grebelsky, became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association – hence, Ring 8 – and today the organization’s motto is still the same: Boxers Helping Boxers. With its 350+ plus members, Ring 8 is the largest group of its kind in the United States. It remains fully committed to supporting less fortunate people in the boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.

 

Below find a photo gallery from the aforementioned event:

 

Former world welterweight champion Tony DeMarco

(L-R) – Ring 8 president Bob Duffy & Ring 8 2014
Fighter of the Year Chris Algieiri

Ring 8 2014 Comeback of the Year – Daniel Jacobs

Ring 8 2014 Contender of the Year – Frank Galarza

Ring 8 2014 Prospect of the Year – Julian Williams

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COMCAST SPORTSNET CELEBRATES LEGENDARY BOXER BERNARD HOPKINS’ LIFE

“Hopkins at 50” Debuts Tomorrow, January 14 at 6:30 pm

PHILADELPHIA (January 13, 2014) – Tomorrow, January 14, Comcast SportsNet celebrates the life of legendary boxer Bernard Hopkins on the eve of his 50th birthday. “Hopkins at 50,” hosted by Neil Hartman, is a 30-minute sit down interview that looks back on his early years, as well as what is ahead for the boxer as he approaches the half-century mark.

In the interview, Hopkins is very reflective as he talks about his early years that played a critical role in his development in the ring and about his road to success, including defending his World Middleweight Championship 20 times during a 12-year period. The program also includes rarely seen video of Hopkins boxing at Graterford prison.

Bernard walks down memory lane as he returns to Germantown where he grew up and relives some of his most memorable press conferences. Viewers will also get a glimpse of his incredible training routine that keeps him in top shape to keep boxing at his age.

“2015 is a year that whatever band, group, player that you wish you could see one more time, no matter the era, I’m that person you want to see in 2015,” said Hopkins, who hopes to step in the ring at a couple more times this year.

“Hopkins at 50” debuts tomorrow, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet and replays on the following dates and times:

Comcast SportsNet:
Thursday, January 15 at 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, January 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21 at 4:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Friday, January 23 at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 27 at 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m.

The Comcast Network:
Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.

“Hopkins at 50” will also air on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic on:
Saturday, January 17 at 7 p.m.

And on The Comcast Network Mid-Atlantic on:
Friday, January 16 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21 at 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 27 at 10:30 p.m.

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WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE WILL BE ON THE LINE WHEN UNDEFEATED AMIR IMAM FACES FIDEL MALDONADO JR. SATURDAY, JAN. 17

LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

 

 WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane Stiverne Defends Against Unbeaten No. 1 Mandatory Challenger, Deontay Wilder; 

Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz Risks WBC Super Bantamweight World Crown Against Jesus Ruiz

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LAS VEGAS (Jan. 12, 2015) – The fight this Saturday, Jan. 17, between undefeated super lightweight Amir “Young Master” Imam (15-0, 13 KOs) and hard-hitting Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (19-2, 16 KOs) will now be for the WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Championship, it was announced today.

 

The 10-rounder, which will open the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, will precede two world title bouts on a fight card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas co-promoted by Don King Productions and Golden Boy Promotions

 

In Saturday’s highly anticipated main event, hard-hitting WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane “B.Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas, will defend against unbeaten knockout specialist and mandatory challenger Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Crowd-pleasing unbeaten WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KOs), of  Los Angeles, will risk his belt against Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (32-5-5, 22 KOs) in the co-feature.

 

Tickets for the event are on sale and priced at $500, $350, $250, $125 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person with a limit of four (4) at the $50 price range.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. The first non-televised preliminary bout will begin at 3 p.m. PT.

 

Imam (pronounced “EE-mom”), of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., by way of Albany, N.Y., was an amateur standout and silver medalist at the 2011 U.S. Olympic Trials. As a professional, the talented Imam, 24, has mostly had his way; 11 of his fights have ended in the first or second round.

 

The always-willing Maldonado Jr., 23, had won six straight bouts, five by knockout, before his last outing ended in a third round no contest on Dec. 20, 2014, in Cancun, Mexico.

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“RETURN TO GLORY”:  STIVERNE VS. WILDER, a 12-round fight for Stiverne’s WBC Heavyweight Championship taking place Saturday, Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is co-promoted by Don King Productions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!.  In the 12-round co-feature, unbeaten WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz defends against Jesus Ruiz and undefeated Amir Imam meets Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a 10-round super lightweight bout for the WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Title. The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., and will air live on SHOWTIME® (10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT). The telecast will also be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will be televised live on SHOWTIME EXTREME (8:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

 

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Full Brooklyn Brawl card announced for Webster Hall

Star of David Promotions will kick off their 2015 year in boxing on Jan. 22, with a jam-packed show at Webster Hall in New York City.

Promoter Dmitriy Salita is pleased to announce a compelling main event for the January 22nd card at Webster Hall in New York, which pits cruiserweight contender Junior Wright, a Chicago-based pugilist, against tough Texan Rayford Johnson in a 10-round bout.  “Junior was in camp with Adonis Stevenson for Adonis’ fight on Dec. 19, and Junior is ready to challenge the best in world,” Salita said. “He’s looking to make a statement.” Johnson is still buzzed from beating 16-1 Vincent Miranda last September so Wright will need to be on message.

 

Salita is pumped for a “fight of the year potential” clash pitting lightweight Dimash Niyazov against former NYS lightweight champion Ariel Duran in a bout scheduled for 6-rounds.. “That will be Dimash’s toughest test,” Salita said.

 

Rising prospect Gary Beriguette of Brooklyn is looking to impress in a junior welter clash; he meets NYC fan favorite Raphael Luna of Albany in a six round bout, someone who has never engaged in a dull fight, and Salita expects him to continue that trend onJan. 22.

 

A KO is a distinct possibility when fight fans see the SODP debut of heavyweight bomber Ytalo Perea, an Ecuador native, looking to leave his mark on Emilio Salas in a 4-round bout.  The Pan Am Games champ seeks to bring a heavyweight belt back to his native land to show off proudly.

 

Salita looks to be cornering the market on heavy hitting prospects at cruiser and heavy; another one in that category, looking to show off his stuff in NYC,  is Russian Alexey Zubov, a 28-year-old hitter who craves KO climaxes.  He will face Eric George in a 4-round bout.

 

Welterweight prospect Treysean Wiggins, out of Newburgh, NY, is another KO-craver under the Salita banner who wants to lay the smack down at Webster Hall when he takes on Llyas Aksbaev.

 

Fan favorite Floriano Pagliara draws hordes of fans who love his high-volume punching, pleasant personality and attractive visage; he will be in action on Jan. 22 as well in an 8 round bout against Antwun Robertson in a 8-round bout.

 

Rising middleweight Akil Auguste is looking to score another KO, extending his perfect streak of wins-by-KO to six when he takes on Eddie Edmond in a six-round bout.

 

National and NY Golden Gloves champion Marcos Suarez, a possible future star in Salita’s eyes, wants to steal the show at Webster Hall.  He takes on undefeated Usiel Hernandez of Geneva, New York in a 4-round Jr. Welterweight bout.

 

Damien Yero of the Bronx will look to make his pro debut a successful one as he takes on Brooklyn slugger Mack Babb in a 4-round Welterweight bout.

 

The Star of David team clapped hands for their heavyweight hopeful Jarrell Miller, who rose to 11-0 on Friday night, with a decision win over Aaron Kinch in California. It was high-profile outing, featured on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights.”

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Fight Network weekly boxing programming schedule (Jan. 12-18)

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Below find highlights of this week’s programming:

 

Monday, Jan. 12

 

11:00 p.m. ETInterBox Classics: Brown vs. Aziz – Featuring Dale Brown vs. Sajad Abdul for the NABF cruiserweight title from May 28, 1998 in Montreal.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 13

 

6:00 p.m. ETKOTV Boxing Classics – Reliving memorable boxing fights from the past two decades.

 

8:30 p.m. ETFight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis on the fight game.

 

11:00 p.m. ETUBF All-America Championship: De Alba vs. Batres – Featuring Frank Santos De Alba vs. Pablo Batres for the vacant UBF All-America super featherweight title from June 28, 2014 in Reading, PA.

 

Thursday, Jan. 15

 

4:00 p.m. ETKOTV Boxing Weekly – Covering all of the latest news in professional boxing, featuring full recent fights and highlights from the Sweet Science.

 

8:30 p.m. ETFight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis on the fight game.

 

Friday, Jan. 16

 

8:00 p.m. ETToe 2 Toe with Daniel Jacobs – Sit-down interview with world middleweight champion Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs.

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

8:30 p.m. ET Fight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis on the fight game.

 

Sunday, Jan. 18

 

7:30 p.m. ETKOTV Boxing Weekly – Covering all the latest news in professional boxing, featuring full recent fights and highlights from the Sweet Science.

 

8:00 p.m. ETUltimate Classic Boxing: Robinson vs. Jones – Featuring “Sugar” Ray Robinson vs. Ralph Tiger Jones from Jan. 19, 1995 in Chicago.

 

9:00 p.m. ETEuropean Super Featherweight Championship: Boschiero vs. Kasmi– Featuring Devis Boschiero vs. Samir Kasmi for the European super featherweight title from Mar. 23, 2013 in Veneto, Italy.

 

11:00 p.m. ETBanner: Best of the Decade – Acelino Freitas vs. Juan Carlos Ramirez for the WBA and WBO super featherweight titles from Mar. 15, 2003 in Chicago.

 

Monday, Jan. 12

 

1:00 a.m. ETBest of GYM Boxing: Herman Ngoudjo Early Days Part 4 – Classic boxing action from Groupe Yvon Michel in Quebec, featuring the likes of Jean Pascal, Lucian Bute, Otis Grant and Herman Ngoudjo.

 

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Bermane ‘B. Ware’ Stiverne Proud to be 1st Haitian & Quebecer Heavyweight Champion of the World

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LAS VEGAS (January 12, 2015) – Although he has lived in Las Vegas for the past decade, Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) is extremely proud to be the first world heavyweight champion from his native Haiti, as well as the first from the Province of Quebec to hold that coveted title.

 

Today, Stiverne is a role model in his native Haiti, as well as in his second home, Quebec, where he trained for many years as an amateur and professional, in addition to fighting in Montreal twice as a pro.

 

Stiverne makes the first defense of his World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title, which he captured last May with an impressive sixth-round technical knockout of dangerous Chris Arreola (35-4), this Saturday night (Jan. 17) against undefeated, mandatory challenger Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), airing live on Showtime Championship Boxing (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Stiverne-Wilder is also airing live in Canada on TVA Sports.

 

Born in Haiti as the youngest boy and 11th of 13 children, “B. Ware” moved with his family at the age of 10 to Miami, where, ironically, he was bullied at school. He resettled in Montreal, Quebec, often going back and forth between there and Miami, before moving to Las Vegas in 2004.

 

“I’ve lived here in the United States since 1988,” Stiverne said. “My parents moved to Miami and then back and forth between Miami and Montreal. After school, when I was older, I moved to Las Vegas to pursue my boxing career.

 

“I represent the country I was born in, Haiti, and then Quebec, but I also love the United States. But, first, I’m from Haiti and I want to give hope to those Haitians who don’t have a lot. I want to inspire people there by letting them know it doesn’t matter where you are born, that dreams can come true like it has for me. There aren’t a lot of opportunities there and I hope Haitians pursue their dreams like I did.”

 

(L) WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne and his manager Camille Estephan

“I know how proud Bermane is to be the first Haitian and first guy from Quebec to be heavyweight champion of the world,” Stiverne’s manager Camille Estephan added. “It really means the world to him. Quebec is a hotbed for boxing and the heavyweight division is the flagship of boxing. We’ve proven that and silenced those who say boxing is dying. The record number of media credentials request for this fight at an international level is crazy.”

 

“B. Ware” of Stiverne!

 

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GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki comments on Jerry Odom’s controversial disqualification

Nutley, NJ(January 12, 2015)–This past Friday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater, previously undefeated Super Middleweight Jerry Odom suffered his first professional defeat when he was controversially disqualified when he was ruled to have hit Andrew Hernandez while he was down following a knockdown.

“Jerry dropped the kid and the referee was way out of position.  The referee was in the opposite corner,””said GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki.

“We signed Hernandez before the fight so I am looking to do an immediate rematch as soon as mid February.  As everyone saw, Jerry was well on his way to stopping him.  Hernandez is a good prospect but Jerry got the best of him.  I think Andrew knew that Jerry was breaking him down.”

“The referee was way out of position to make a call like that  They could have given him five minutes to recover.  Stuff like this is a black eye for the sport.  All that being said, Andrew knows that if he wants to become something, he has to take the rematch.  I am going to talk to the commission on Monday and see what my options are in terms of an appeal but making the rematch is the first order of business for us.”

“We know that Jerry is still the top Super Middleweight prospect out there and we will not let this terrible ruling effect our plans for Jerry going forward.

 

GH3 Promotions features undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas, Super Middleweight’s Jerry Odom & Derrick Webster, undefeated Featherweight Glenn Dezurn Jr., undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez as well as Jr. Middleweight John Thompson, Jr. Lightweight Wanzell Ellison, Featherweight Jorge Diaz, undefeated Super Bantamweight Qa’id Muhammad and Light Heavyweight Lavarn Harvell to the GH3 Promotions stable.