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King: Arreola-Stiverne a Super Fight, Worth The Money!

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently caught up with legendary promoter Don King in Las Vegas, NV. Although the Hall of Famer's stable of fighters has taken a big hit in recent years, King was able to secure the rights to the WBC heavyweight eliminator between Chris Arreola and DKP fighter Bermane Stiverne, as reported by Boxingscene's Rick Reeno.

King surprised many by submitting purse bid totaling a whopping $1.1 million dollars which was more than double of any of the other offers submitted. King told BoxingScene that he submitted such a big offer because that is what the boxers deserve for a fight of this magnitude.

"It puts value back in the game. You can tell by the size of the other bids that they don't value what is really a super fight. They are trying to minimize when they should maximize," King opined.

Details of the fight still have to be ironed out but now that King has won the purse bid he said that he will begin working on a network and venue for the fight.

"I don't have a venue or time table yet. I won the bid and now I need to talk to the different people to see how to make it work," said King. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by b morph on 10-01-2012

say what you want about arreola, but i like the guy, i always find his fights entertaining....he may not ever be the best heavyweight, or even a world champion, hell he may not ever even get another shot at a…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 10-01-2012

Stiverne was getting outboxed and jabbed to death by 40 year old Ray Austin while Arreola has never beat a top 20 HW and has turned down two title shots against the real Heavyweight Champion this year alone. It's a…

Comment by Pirao on 10-01-2012

Super fight :lol1: The worst thing is if Vitali gets elected and retires, this sh*t will be for the WBC title.

Comment by joe strong on 10-01-2012

arreola will walk through stiverne in 5 or less. don king isn't stupid & finally has his big heavyweight fight. showtime or HBO will pick it up.there is potential for real fireworks here. don king will work his way into…

Comment by nycsmooth on 10-01-2012

Don cn still come thru...great 4 him ...should put this is a Mexico City bull ring that's 80k seats w/ some top Mexican boxers supporting...

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