Bermane Stiverne

  • Birthday: 31. October 1978
  • Birthplace: Plaine-du-Nord, Haiti
  • Awards: WBC Heavyweight Champion May 10, 2014 – present


Bermane "B. WARE" Stiverne (born 1 November, 1978 in Plaine-du-NordHaiti) is a Haitian-born Canadian professionalheavyweight boxer and the current WBC world heavyweight champion. Stiverne holds two notable victories over Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola.

Stiverne was Canada's superheavyweight silver medallist in 2005. In 2003 and 2004 he won bronze. In international competition he beat Robert Helenius (points) and David Price (KO). His record was 49-10. He comments 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." However no Mexican went in that category to the Olympics.

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. Stiverne is expected defend his WBC title against Deontay Wilder next however a unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko for the undisputed heavyweight championship is also a possibility.

Professional boxing record

24 Wins (21 knockouts, 3 decisions), 1 Loss (1 knockout), 1 Draw[2]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
N/A N/A United States Deontay Wilder   (12)   United States For WBC Heavyweight title.
Win 24–1–1 United States Chris Arreola TKO 6 (12), 2:02 2014-05-10 United States Galen Center, Los Angeles, California Won vacant WBC Heavyweight title.
Win 23–1–1 United States Chris Arreola UD 12 2013-04-27 United States Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California WBC Heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 22–1–1 United States Willie Herring UD 8 2012-04-14 United States Miami Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida  
Win 21–1–1 United States Ray Austin TKO 10 (12), 0:43 2011-06-25 United States Family Arena, St. Charles, Missouri Won vacant WBC Silver Heavyweight title.
WBC Heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 20–1–1 Trinidad and Tobago Kertson Manswell TKO 2 (10), 1:52 2011-01-29 United States Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan Won vacant WBA Fedelatin, WBC USA
& WBC International Heavyweight titles.
Win 19–1–1 United States Ramon Hayes KO 1 (8), 2:08 2010-11-11 Canada Corona Theatre, Montreal, Quebec  
Win 18–1–1 The Bahamas Jerry Butler KO 7 (8), 1:34 2009-10-31 United States Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada  
Draw 17–1–1 United States Charles Davis MD 6 2009-04-29 United States Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri  
Win 17–1 United States Robert Hawkins UD 8 2009-02-14 United States BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida  
Win 16–1 United States Lyle McDowell KO 1 (8), 2:43 2008-12-20 Switzerland Hallenstadion, Zurich, Canton of Zurich  
Win 15–1 United States Brad Gregory TKO 1 (8), 2:35 2008-07-11 Canada Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Quebec  
Win 14–1 United States Jimmy Haynes KO 1 (8), 2:08 2008-03-27 United States Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri  
Win 13–1 United States Edward Gutierrez TKO 1 (8), 2:58 2007-10-06 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York  
Loss 12–1 United States Demetrice King TKO 4 (8), 1:59 2007-07-07 United States Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut  
Win 12–0 United States Earl Ladson KO 3 (8), 2:10 2007-04-28 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut  
Win 11–0 United States John Clark TKO 1 (6), 2:59 2007-03-02 United States Belterra Casino & Resort, Belterra, Indiana  
Win 10–0 United States Harold Sconiers KO 1 (6), 2:05 2007-02-03 United States Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee, Florida  
Win 9–0 United States Otis Mills TKO 1 (6), 1;48 2007-01-06 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida  
Win 8–0 United States Charles Brown KO 2 (6), 2:03 2006-10-07 United States Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois  
Win 7–0 United States Franklin Lawrence TKO 1 (4), 0:57 2006-07-08 United States Savvis Center, St. Louis, Missouri  
Win 6–0 United States Marcus Dear TKO 3 (4), 2:44 2006-04-08 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada  
Win 5–0 United States John Turlington TKO 1 (4), 2:23 2006-01-07 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York  
Win 4–0 United States James Harrison TKO 1 (4), 1:16 2005-12-01 United States The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina  
Win 3–0 United States Gary Lavender TKO 1 (4), 2:32 2005-10-27 United States The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina  
Win 2–0 United States Benny Bland TKO 1 (4), 1:02 2005-09-09 United States The Frosted Mug, Morgantown, West Virginia  
Win 1–0 United States Roy Matthews TKO 1 (4), 1:26 2005-07-29 United States The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina Professional debut.

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