Deerfield Beach, FL - Trevor “The Dream” Bryan is now looking for a much bigger opportunity after last month's knockout of former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne.
In that fight, Bryan sent Stiverne down to the canvas in the eleventh round and then finished him off before referee Frank Gentile stopped the fight and Bryan walked off with the vacant WBA "regular" heavyweight championship.
The belt became vacant last Friday, due to the inactivity of Manuel Charr.
Bryan (21-0, 15 KOs) from Ft. Lauderdale, FL kept his record perfect as his powerful jab kept Stiverne at bay in the title bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.
In the eleventh, Bryan used his left jab and then countered with three solid rights to his opponent’s head that sent him to the canvas. After a standing eight count, Bryan continued to press the hurt Stiverne before referee Gentile stopped the bout at 1:26 of the round.
Stiverne (25-5-1, 21 KOs), who is 43-years-old and hails from Las Vegas, was competitive but couldn’t handle the steady jabs of the 31-year-old Bryan. He tried to land his powerful overhand right hand several times, but Bryan stepped aside.
It was Bryan's first ring outing since August of 2018, when he knocked out boxer turned trainer BJ Flores in four rounds.
Bryan is not looking to waste any time, hoping to face the winner of the potential full division unification between WBC champion Tyson Fury and WBO, WBA Super, IBF, IBO champion Anthony Joshua - which is being targeted for a date in May or June.
“I’m the only champion in America now. I’m a force to be reckoned with. I’m back in the gym in Pompano Beach. I’m ready for Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua. Bring them on," Bryan said.