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Stiverne Weighs 254¾ Pounds, 15 More Than 1st Fight With Wilder

By Keith Idec

Bermane Stiverne was even heavier for his rematch with Deontay Wilder than for his last fight.

The former WBC heavyweight champion came in at 254¾ pounds Friday in Brooklyn, New York, where he and Wilder weighed in for their mandatory rematch Saturday night. Haiti’s Stiverne, who turned 39 on Wednesday, was a quarter pound heavier Friday than he was for his forgettable fight against Derric Rossy in November 2015.

The 6-feet-2 Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) weighed in at 254½ pounds to face Rossy (31-13, 15 KOs), who dropped Stiverne in the first round and lost a close unanimous decision in their 10-round fight in Las Vegas. Stiverne weighed in at 239 pounds for his first fight against Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs), who defeated Stiverne by unanimous decision in their 12-rounder to win the WBC title in January 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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The 6-feet-7 Wilder weighed 220¾ pounds Friday, only slightly more than he did the day before he beat Stiverne nearly three years ago (219).

Wilder, 32, has made five title defenses since he dethroned Stiverne, who has fought just once since losing his title to Wilder.

Stiverne had been training to box Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs) on the Wilder-Luis Ortiz undercard Saturday night, but the ex-champion replaced Ortiz once the unbeaten Cuban southpaw tested positive late in September for two banned substances.

Showtime will air the Wilder-Stiverne rematch as the main event of a three-bout broadcast Saturday night (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

The first four fighters scheduled to fight as part of Showtime’s tripleheader met their contracted weight requirements Friday as well.

Former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs), of Akron, Ohio, weighed in at 146½ pounds, just under the limit for his 10-round welterweight fight against Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs). Granados, of Cicero, Illinois, weighed 146 pounds.

Kazakhstan’s Sergey Lipinets (12-0, 10 KOs) and Japan’s Akahiro Kondo (29-6-1, 16 KOs) also made weight a day before their 12-round fight for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title.

The 28-year-old Lipinets, the IBF’s top-ranked contender at 140 pounds, weighed 139¾ pounds. The 32-year-old Kondo, who’s ranked No. 3, weighed 139½ pounds.

They’ll fight for the IBF championship Terence Crawford relinquished to move up to welterweight. Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs), of Omaha, Nebraska, won the title by knocking out Namibia’s Julius Indongo (22-1, 11 KOs) in the third round of their full unification fight August 19 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elroy The Great on 11-05-2017

[QUOTE=GhostofDempsey;18181968]Stiverne looks like he was training for a pie-eating contest.[/QUOTE] theres a pic of him flexing and he looks to be in good shape. it was only 15 extra lbs (250 fight night) and for hw's thats nothing. he didnt…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 11-05-2017

[IMG]http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/rankings-interface/new-boxers/bermane_stiverne.jpg[/IMG] so much happens after photo shoots :lol1: !!!!!! edit....what [B][U]year[/U][/B] was this pic taken ?!?!?!?!?

Comment by Elroy The Great on 11-05-2017

[QUOTE=Andrij;18181652]Thats why Team Wilder jumped away from dangerous Ortiz to make the save Stiverne fight.[/QUOTE] wilder was unable to fight a banned guy.

Comment by Elroy The Great on 11-05-2017

[QUOTE=Godsfly;18184898]all joshua know is eat eat eat weight lifting and then eat again........eat eat eat. boxing has NEVER worked that way.[/QUOTE] jimmy thunder would agree with you.

Comment by Godsfly on 11-05-2017

all joshua know is eat eat eat weight lifting and then eat again........eat eat eat. boxing has NEVER worked that way.

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