Stiverne vs Austin WBC Eliminator Going on June 25?
By Richard Cloutier
From what BoxingScene.com/Netboxe has learned, the World Boxing Council is considering the possibility of involving a heavyweight eliminator between Bermane Stiverne (20-1-1) and Ray Austin (28-5-4).
Stiverne, a protégé of Don King, grabbed the WBC International and USNBC titles on January 29, and the Fedelatin title of the WBA by defeating Kertson Manswell by TKO in the 2nd round. He is currently ninth in the world under the WBC.
As for Ray Austin, he is ranked 5th in the WBC. In his most recent battle he fought in December 2010, and was disqualified in the 10th round after hitting his rival, Odlanier Solis, after the bell. This fight was also an eliminator for the WBC title. Solis then lost by KO in the first round against the WBC champion, Vitali Klitschko, after injured his knee during a knockdown.
The fight between Bermane Stiverne and Ray Austin is possibly going to happen on the 25th of June in Las Vegas.
It's become a joke how they have been finding contenders for the title. Stiverine never fought a top twenty fighter yet. But if it worked for Solis, why not. Once a year they can dig up an untested fighter and…Comment by boxingking500 on 04-12-2011
ray austin... what jokeComment by joe strong on 04-08-2011
austin should have little trouble exposing stiverne as nothing more then a guy with a built up record vs bums.don king did a wonderful job getting stiverne in this position.austin im not so sure should be in this but he…Comment by Freedom. on 04-07-2011
The WBC is truly a disgrace. Chris Arreola, Denis Boytsov, Robert Helenius, or Alexander Dimitrenko would have been better choices than Ray Austin.Comment by cleaner147 on 04-07-2011
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