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|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
|Born||November 1, 1978|
|Wins by KO||21|
Stiverne started boxing at the age of 19. As an amateur he won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at the 2005 National Championships,[clarification needed] as well as bronze in the 2003 and 2004 Championships. In international competition he beat Robert Helenius (points) and David Price (knockout). His total amateur record was 49 wins and 10 losses. Stiverne commented about his absence from the Olympics: "In a qualifying tournament in Mexico I met a Mexican fighter in the semi-finals and I was robbed. I knocked him down three times but still they gave him the decision and the place in Olympics." That fighter was Mexican-American George Garcia.
Stiverne turned professional under promoter Don King, and knocked out his first twelve opponents with his favoured left hook.
In 2007 he lost by TKO to Demetrice King. In January 2011, he fought and KOd Kertson Manswell in the 2 round. He won the vacant WBC International, vacant WBC USNBC and vacant WBA Fedelatin heavyweight titles. He fought Ray Austin on June 25, 2011 for the vacant WBC Silver Heavyweight title. Stiverne won the fight by a 10-round TKO, becoming the mandatory challenger for the WBC heavyweight championship, then held by Vitali Klitschko.
After Klitschko vacated the title in December 2013, Stiverne was signed to fight Chris Arreola for the vacant title. On May 10, 2014, Stiverne won the title after a sixth-round knockout of Arreola, becoming the first Haitian-born boxer to win a world heavyweight championship, as well as the first out of the province of Quebec, to win the WBC world heavyweight championship. He was congratulated via social media by notable Haitian personalities on this accomplishment, including, the former President of Haiti, Michel Martelly, 3 time Grammy award winner, Wyclef Jean, Washington Redskins wide-receiver, Pierre Garçon, and former 2 time world champion boxer, Andre Berto. Stiverne lost his WBC title against American Deontay Wilder on January 17, 2015, at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, by a wide unanimous decision. Following the fight, Stiverne was hospitalized and diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis.
Povetkin vs. Stiverne, cancellationEdit
On November 11, the WBC were informed that Stiverne had tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine. Stiverne claimed he ingested a supplement without knowing it which contained the banned substance. The WBC took into account that it was Stiverne's first offence when making its ruling and fined him $75,000. Just 20 hours before the fight was to take place, the WBC withdrew its sanction of the fight stating Povetkin had failed a drug test for ostarine. Stiverne declined to fight Povetkin.
Rematch with WilderEdit
On November 4, 2017, Stiverne again fought Wilder for the WBC world heavyweight title. Before the fight he had remained largely inactive with only two bouts in nearly three years. At the time of the fight he held the distinction of being the only man to go twelve rounds with Wilder. The rematch proved to be disappointing as he was knocked unconscious in the first round. Stats showed that he only threw four punches during the entire fight, none of which connected.
Joyce vs. StiverneEdit
In 2019, Stiverne faced undefeated British heavyweight contender Joe Joyce (7-0, 7 KOs) on the undercard of Chris Eubank Jr. vs. James DeGale on February 23. Joyce opened up by throwing power shots and pressing the opponent. Outshaped 40-years-old Stiverne had some successful counterattacks but stayed passive most of the time. The fight was stopped by the referee in the 6th round, Stiverne losing by TKO.
Stiverne was born in Plaine-du-Nord, Haiti. He is the youngest of 14 children, having eight sisters and five brothers. In July 2011, he volunteered at the Welcome Hall Mission in Montreal, to offer training and inspiration to local homeless youth. Stiverne is known to be a fan of the Miami Heat.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|Professional record summary|
|30 fights||25 wins||4 losses|
|30||Loss||25–4–1||Joe Joyce||TKO||6 (12), 2:20||Feb 23, 2019||The O2 Arena, London, England||For Commonwealth and inaugural WBA (Gold) heavyweight titles|
|29||Loss||25–3–1||Deontay Wilder||KO||1 (12), 2:59||Nov 4, 2017||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.||For WBC heavyweight title|
|28||Win||25–2–1||Derric Rossy||UD||10||Nov 14, 2015||The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|27||Loss||24–2–1||Deontay Wilder||UD||12||Jan 17, 2015||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBC heavyweight title|
|26||Win||24–1–1||Chris Arreola||TKO||6 (12), 2:02||May 10, 2014||Galen Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Won vacant WBC heavyweight title|
|25||Win||23–1–1||Chris Arreola||UD||12||Apr 27, 2013||Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, U.S.||Retained WBC Silver heavyweight title|
|24||Win||22–1–1||Willie Herring||UD||8||Apr 14, 2012||Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|23||Win||21–1–1||Ray Austin||TKO||10 (12), 0:43||Jun 25, 2011||Family Arena, St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title|
|22||Win||20–1–1||Kertson Manswell||TKO||2 (10), 1:52||Feb 29, 2011||Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin, WBC International, and WBC–USNBC heavyweight titles|
|21||Win||19–1–1||Ramon Hayes||KO||1 (8), 2:08||Nov 11, 2010||Corona Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|20||Win||18–1–1||Jerry Butler||TKO||7 (8), 1:34||Oct 31, 2009||Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|19||Draw||17–1–1||Charles Davis||MD||6||Apr 29, 2009||Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|18||Win||17–1||Robert Hawkins||UD||8||Feb 14, 2009||BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.|
|17||Win||16–1||Lyle McDowell||KO||1 (8)||Dec 20, 2008||Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland|
|16||Win||15–1||Brad Gregory||TKO||1 (8), 2:35||Jul 11, 2008||Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|15||Win||14–1||Jimmy Haynes||KO||1 (8), 2:08||Mar 27, 2008||Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|14||Win||13–1||Edward Gutierrez||TKO||1 (8), 2:58||Oct 6, 2007||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|13||Loss||12–1||Demetrice King||TKO||4 (8), 1:59||Jul 7, 2007||The Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Earl Ladson||KO||3 (8), 2:10||Apr 28, 2007||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||John Clark||TKO||1 (6), 2:59||Mar 2, 2007||Belterra Casino Resort & Spa, Florence, Indiana, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Harold Sconiers||KO||1 (6), 2:05||Feb 3, 2007||Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Otis Mills||TKO||1 (6), 1:48||Jan 6, 2007||Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Charles Brown||KO||2 (6), 2:03||Oct 7, 2006||Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Franklin Lawrence||TKO||1 (4), 0:57||Jul 8, 2006||Savvis Center, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Marcus Dear||TKO||3 (4), 2:44||Apr 8, 2006||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||John Turlington||TKO||1 (4), 2:23||Jan 7, 2006||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||James Harrison||TKO||1 (4), 1:16||Dec 1, 2005||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Gary Lavender||TKO||1 (4), 2:32||Oct 27, 2005||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Benny Bland||TKO||1 (4), 1:02||Sep 9, 2005||The Frosted Mug, Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Roy Matthews||TKO||1 (4), 1:26||Jul 29, 2005||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
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- Fight News editor (12 January 2015). "Stiverne: I represent the country I was born in, Haiti, and then Quebec, but I also love the United States". Archived from the original on 2015-04-11. Retrieved 11 April 2015.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
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- Simmons, Steve (14 May 2014). "Bermane Stiverne is Canada's mystery world boxing champ". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- J'adresse mes félicitations au boxeur d'origine haïtienne Bermane Stiverne qui devient le nouveau champion du monde des poids lourds du WBC. on Twitter
- Congratulations, Stiverne! First Haitian Heavyweight Champion of the world. #haitianstakingoverboxing #ayisennatifnatale on Twitter
- Congrats big dog. @BSTIVERNE keep making us proud. on Twitter
- Tonight we made history!! Congrats to my big bro bermanestiverne for becoming the first ever Haitian on Twitter
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-  Archived May 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- "Teams Up with Boxing Champ Bermane Stiverne in the Fight Against Homelessness". marketwired. 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
- @MiamiHEAT All day baby on Twitter
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byOdlanier Solis
| WBA Fedelatin
January 29, 2011 – June 2011
Title next held byLuis Ortiz
| WBC International
January 29, 2011 – June 25, 2011
Won Silver title
Title next held byMariusz Wach
Title last held byDerric Rossy
| WBC–USNBC heavyweight champion
January 29, 2011 – June 25, 2011
Won Silver title
Title next held byÉric Molina
|New title|| WBC Silver heavyweight champion
June 25, 2011 – May 10, 2014
Won world title
Title next held byCarlos Takam
|World boxing titles|
Title last held byVitali Klitschko
| WBC heavyweight champion
May 10, 2014 – January 17, 2015