Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wilder takes Stiverne-Boxing Challenge

It wasn't quite the guns blazing showdown that was expected,but it was still entertaining enough as Deontay Wilder took a unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne to win the WBC Heavyweight title.

Wilder had never been past four rounds,but surprisingly showed decent enough stamina and was dominant against Stiverne using the straight right and a long jab to keep Stiverne at bay and control the pace of the bout.
My score was closer than the official judges at 116-112,but Wilder was a clear winner.
The natural matchup for Wilder would be unifying his belt with the belts of the true champion Wladimir Klitschko,but my guess that Wilder could still need some more seasoning before he is ready for that fight with some decent fights to made to build up to that one.....

The boxing challenge returned with three fights and I took the early lead with a four to three point night on the first card of the season.
I earned a point for Wilder's win while R.L.Malpica selected Stiverne.
We both earned a point for Amir Imam's exciting knockout over Fidel Maldonado and we each earned two points for Leo Santa Cruz's less exciting knockout win over Jesus Ruiz.

I've had a slow week without the Cavaliers and Devils,so I might have a personal note coming up in the next day or two....

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