Photos: Stiverne Blasts Out Arreola For WBC Crown

Bermane Stiverne has claimed the vacant World Boxing Council heavyweight title, stopping Chris Arreola in the sixth round before a crowd of 3,992 at the University of Southern California's Galen Centre arena. The 35-year-old Stiverne knocked Arreola down twice in the sixth round before referee Jack Reiss stopped the bout at 2:02 of the round, giving Stiverne the victory in the first heavyweight championship bout on American soil since 2009.

Stiverne, a Canadian of Haitian descent, connected with a right cross that sent Arreola to the canvas for the first time early in the round. Arreola's knees buckled and he stumbled several feet across the ring before he went down. Later in the round Stiverne knocked Arreola halfway through the ropes with a left and then finished him off with a barrage of lefts and rights in Arreola's corner that forced Reiss to step in.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ELPacman on 05-11-2014

Chris Arreola gives outside countries another reason to make fun of American heavies. His body image is a joke to competitive sports. He even admit after the fight that he has to stop drinking so much beer. So what the…

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 05-11-2014

[IMG][/IMG] Don King cant believe he's back in the mix at heavyweight lol

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-11-2014

You fans who think Arreola 'finally got in shape' for this fight need to wake up. The guy has said on numerous occasions he hates training. Yeah I know, few fighters love training... but the fact is NO, [B]he did…

Comment by beez721 on 05-11-2014

[QUOTE=AP***9824;;14540985]He's had plenty of opportunities to be a Champ in some instances them paving the way for him especially the WBC. What was even the point of having the Stiverne rematch..I didn't think it was close in there first encounter.…

Comment by AP♠ on 05-11-2014

[QUOTE=beez721;14540850]kinda felt a bit bad for him. finally gets into shape and started out so well but stiverne was just too much quicker and smarter than him. had a bad feeling he was going to get caught again. I have…

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