Alexander Povetkin vs. Bermane Stiverne – Official weights

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By Eric Baldwin: Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) will be enjoying a 26 pound weight advantage over former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) when the two fighters battle for the interim WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Ekaterinburg Expo Center in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

The 38-year-old Stiverne weighed in at 249lbs during Friday’s weigh-in. Povetkin, 37, weighed in at a slim 223.7lbs. Stiverne’s weight is slightly down from the 254lbs he weighed for his last bout against Derric Rossy last year in November 2015.

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Alexander Povetkin vs. Bermane Stiverne on December 17


By Eric Baldwin: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) will be fighting former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Siverne (25-2-1, 21 Kos) on December 17 for the World Boxing Council interim heavyweight title in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

The winner of the Povetkin vs. Stiverne right will face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) in 2017, as soon as Wilder’s injured right arm and hand have healed.

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Alexander Povetkin – Bermane Stiverne to take place in Russia


By Patrick McHugh: Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin’s promoters at World Of Boxing won the purse bid last Friday to stage the Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) vs. Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) fight for the interim WBC heavyweight title. The fight will be taking place in Russia, where the 37-year-old Povetkin lives. The winning bid was 3.165 million. It’ll be a 50-50 split of the money for Stiverne and Povetkin.

The winner of the Povetkin-Stiverne fight will face World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder as soon as he’s able to return to the ring. Wilder injured his right hand and bicep in his last title defense against Chris Arreola.

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Povetkin vs. Stiverne purse bid this Friday


By Eric Baldwin: A purse bid is scheduled this Friday on October 7 for the fight between #1 WBC heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkina and #2 WBC Bermane Stiverne for the interim World Boxing Council heavyweight title.

The current WBC champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder is still recovering from surgery on his right hand and bicep sustained in his 8th round knockout win win over Chris Arreola last July. The winner of Povetkin-Stiverne pure bid will be able to stage the fight.

As of now, there are three promoters that will be in the purse bid with Stiverne’s promoter Don King, Povetkin’s promoter Andrey Ryabinsky of World of Boxing and Titov Boxing Promotions taking part in it, according to ESPN.

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WBC orders Povetkin – Stiverne

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By Patrick McHugh: With WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder nursing a surgically repaired right hand and torn biceps, the World Boxing Council has ordered #1 WBC contender Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOS) to face #2 WBC Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) for the WBC interim heavyweight title.

The winner of the Povetkin vs. Stiverne fight will then face the 30-year-old Wilder in 2017 for his WBC title. The negotiation for the Povetkin-Stiverne fight begins today. If the two fighters are unable to come to an agreement by September 16 of next month, then a purse bid will be conducted on that date. Drug testing will be done by VADA for the Povetkin vs. Stiverne fight.

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Stiverne preparing for Joshua fight


By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) says his promoter Don King is already in negotiations for a fight between him and IBF heavyweight belt holder Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) for a fight before the end of this year.

As such, the 37-year-old Stiverne has already started training camp for the fight with the 6’6” Joshua, who he believes is too muscular and stiff. Stiverne believes he’ll take advantage of Joshua’s inexperience and the fact that he’s not been getting hit back by his opponents.

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Hearn wants Joshua to fight Stiverne next

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By Scott Gilfoid: If Matchroom Sport promoter Barry Hearn gets his way, Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) will be making his next title defense of his IBF belt against 37-year-old former WBC champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) in November. Joshua has another voluntary defense available to him, so he can pretty fight anybody.

The last time Joshua fought, Matchroom picked out #13 IBF fringe contender Dominic Breazeale in a mismatch that took place on June 25. Joshua stopped Breazeale in the 7th round.

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Joshua’s next potential opponent: Stiverne, Jennings or Breazeale

1-JOSHUATRAINING18By Scott Gilfoid: IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s first defense of his new IBF crown will be on June 25 at the O2 Arena in London, UK. The opponent for Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) hasn’t been picked out yet, but his promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s got three American heavyweights – Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs), Bryant Jennings (19-2, 10 KOs), Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KOs) and Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) that are serious options for the 26-year-old Joshua.

Hearn had been planning on staging Joshua’s next fight on July 9, the same date as IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, but Hearn is no longer talking about wanting to do that.

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Hurd beats Galarza; Stiverne defeats Rossy – results

SHOBOX-FIGHT NIGHT-STIVERNE VS ROSSY-11142015-4316(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) By Jim Dower: In a tougher than expected fight, former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) showed his age tonight in having to get up off the deck in the 1st round to comeback to defeat high level journeyman Derric Rossy (30-11, 14 KOs) by a close 10 round unanimous decision at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The final judges’ scores were 96-93, 96-93 and 95-94. Stiverne, 37, was fighting for the first time in 10 months since losing his WBC heavyweight title to Deontay Wilder last January. Stiverne looked both rusty and out of shape, as he weighed in at 254lbs on Friday’s weigh-in. That’s 15 pounds heavier than he was for his fight against Wilder.

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Luis Ortiz vs. Bermane Stiverne agreed to for Golovkin-Lemieux card

1-StiverneWilder_Hoganphotos4By Jim Dower: Heavyweights Luis Ortiz (22-0, 19 KOs) and Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) have agreed to a fight that will be taking place on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux fight card on October 17th at Madison Square Garden in New York.

While the fight has been agreed to between Stiverne and the Cuban Ortiz, they still haven’t yet signed the contracts for the fight. According to Dan Rafael, Ortiz has signed for the fight. He’s promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. Stiverne has yet to sign for the fight. He’s with Don King. It’s unclear what he’s waiting on.

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