Here is a picture of one of the greatest men we know Muhammad Ali with former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. This picture was provided thanks to the son of Mr. Duvalier. Nicolas Duvalier.
Nicolas Duvalier, the son of Jean-Claude Duvalier (Baby Doc), has shared a rare, never before seen, photo of the late heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, and his father Baby Doc. However, authenticity and context of the photo could not be verified. As per Nicolas Duvalier's twit, this photo was in his personal collection and the child with Ali is Ali's son. In a book of named "Paradise Lost: Haiti's Tumultuous Journey from Pearl of the Caribbean to Third World Hot Spot" by Philippe Girard, the writer had mentioned that, "By the late 1970's, seventy thousand U.S Tourists visited Haiti every year, including such African American celebrities as Cassius Clay (a.k.a. Muhammad Ali) and Arthur Ashe."... The photograph might have been taken during one of such visit.
Here is a picture of Muhammad Ali who dead at 74.
Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of all Time, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion died on June 3, 2016. He had spent his last few days in a Phoenix-area hospital with respiratory complications. Muhammad Ali was born as Cassius Marcellus Clay, on 17 January 1942. His career graph shows 61 fights over a professional career lasting 21 years with 56 wins, including 37 knockouts, 1 Light-heavyweight Olympic gold medal (Rome Olympic, 1960) and 3 times crowned World Heavyweight Champion, 31 straight wins before being beaten by Joe Frazier. Muhammad Ali means a lot to so many people all over the world. He will be remembered as a man who spoke his mind and never dared to go out of his way to be a kind, benevolent individual that really changed the world. Once Jesse Jackson, an American civil rights campaigner said, Ali had been willing to sacrifice the crown and money for his principles when he refused to serve in the Vietnam War. He refused to join U.S army against Vietnam, because he said, "My enemy is the white people, not the Vietcong or Chinese or Japanese. They oppose me when I want freedom, they oppose me when I want justice and equality." In protest against American racism, he threw his Olympic gold medal into a river.
Here is a picture of the two fighters, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Andre Berto, Head-to-head.
Amir Khan is supporting Andre Berto in his match against world champion, Floyd Mayweather, who has not a lost fight in 19 years. Khan says Mayweather would an idiot to underestimate Berto. Khan adds Berto is very quick and Mayweather needs to be ready.
Bookmakers have given Berto 16-1 odds he can't beat Mayweather, but Khan says, ". . . Berto is going to give Floyd a tougher fight than most people are expecting"
Here is a picture of the Haitian-American boxer Andre Berto.
Boxer Andre Berto is eager to fight Floyd Mayweather, undisputed champion with a no-loss record. The fight will happen at the MGM Grand. Berto has won the welterweight world title twice, with a 33-30 record.
Berto is on social media posting under #TheHarvestIsHere and #ZoeBloodLine to mentally prepare for the title battle.
With a not completely healed shoulder injury, will Berto push past the pain to defeat Mayweather? Berto is betting on himself to win.
Here is a picture of Haitian-American professional boxer Andre Berto.
Berto Confident He can Beat Mayweather. Haitian-American boxer, Andre Berto, is a World Boxing Championship title holder, having defended it four times. During his amateur career he has won the National Golden Gloves, National PAL, and U.S. Amateur Championship Medalist events.
He is set to fight welterweight world champion, Floyd Mayweather, on September 12th, who has a record of 48-0 (26 knockouts). Berto's record of 30-3 (23 knockouts) by comparison does not discourage him from beating Mayweather.
Former world champion Haitian boxer Jean Pascal was bitten by Sergey Kovalev who retained his three 175-pound world title belts at the Bell Centre in Montreal
Jean Pascal, in a crushing blow, lost the light heavyweight title to Sergey Kovalev. Pascal was knocked out by Kovalev in the third round. He rebounded to connect with some hard-hitting blows in the fourth and fifth rounds. In round eight Pascal was knocked down again, the referee declaring Kovalev the winner by a technical knockout.
Pascal challenged the outcome, asking for a re-match. Kovalev will agree to it pending a decision by his handlers.
Heavy Weight Champ Stiverne Defends Title
Haitian-American Bermane Stiverne has achieved the feat of being the first world heavyweight champion from Haiti.
The Stiverne family moved to Montreal where Bermane trained as an amateur before turning pro. He eventually moved to Las Vegas to continue his boxing career.
Bermane will face opponent Deontay Wilder to defend Berman's title in Las Vegas on January 17th. He says ". . . it doesn't matter where you are born . . . dreams can come true like it has for me."
Here is a picture of the Haiti-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson as he knocked out Dmitry Sukhotsky in fifth round on December 19, 2014.
He was defending his WBC light-heavyweight title in Quebec City
Adonis Stevenson has done it again; though some may say it was an easy win against the Russian, Dmitry Sukhotsky, who was smaller and obviously a lesser fighter than the polished Haitian-Canadian boxer. The televised fight ended with Stevenson ranking up a 25-1 record with 21 knockouts, as his opponent was taken out with a knockout within the fifth round. The win also means that Stevenson will keep his WBC light-heavyweight title, which he earned after taking down Chad Dawson in 2013.
In Canadian pro boxing, four are Haitian-American. Stevenson, WBC Light Heavyweight champ; Pascal, former WBC Light Heavyweight champ; Jean, IBF Light Welterweight champ, and Stiverne, WBC Heavyweight challenger.
Stevenson is a belter and a knockout machine; Pascal showy and athletic; Jean quick and forceful; Stiverne a heavy, aggressive puncher. Jean spoke about his match with Peterson. Knowing fight fans will heckle him, he claims it will ". . . give me more rage and energy to perform . . ."
The Bell Centre in Montreal housed the underwhelming matchup of Jean Pascal and Lucien Bute recently, in which the Haitian-born Pascal shored-up his victory with little resistance from Bute. Following his victory, Pascal is now the World Champion Heavyweight Adonis Stevenson's mandatory challenger. The two Haitians are at the top of their game currently and their matchup will drum up at least as much attention as did Pascal vs. Bute.