Deontay Wilder beat Haitian Bermane Stiverne for the heavyweight world championship
Deontay Wilder is the new WBC heavyweight world champion after beating Haitian Bermane Stiverne for the heavyweight world championship. He won by scores of 118-109, 119-108 and 120-107 in Las Vegas.
Wilder took control of the first round with solid footwork and effective jabs against his rival. Stiverne, less aggressive, saved his punches till the end of the first round.
Near the match's end Wilder pummeled Stiverne, knocking him to the mat. He recovered connecting with two body blows. Wilder in the fourth round connected with a left hook, winning the WBC.