Get To Know Stiverne A Bit Better Ahead of May 10 Arreola Clash

ESPN’s WBC World Heavyweight Championship Fight Coverage: Bermane Stiverne vs. Chris Arreola Live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes on Saturday, May 10 ESPN3 Live Coverage of Weigh-in and Press ConferenceESPN and ESPN Deportes Studio Shows On-Site Interviews with Arreola and Stiverne on ESPN Special Hour-long Golpe a Golpe Preceding the Fights

ESPN’s coverage surrounding ESPN and ESPN Deportes’ telecasts of the Saturday, May 10, 12-round World Boxing Council (WBC) World Heavyweight Championship fight between top-rated contenders Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) will include the Thursday, May 8, press conference and the Friday, May 9 weigh-in, both live on ESPN3. ESPN blow-by-blow commentator Joe Tessitore will emcee the weigh-in.


In addition, ESPN’s live telecast of the fight on Saturday will include interviews featuring Arreola and Stiverne. ESPN Deportes’ Golpe a Golpe will present a special live pre-fight show on Saturday, May 10 and will have the latest news and information leading up to and after the fight.

The fight, which was previously announced in March, will air live from the USC Galen Center at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates. Both shows will be presented by Corona Extra and will also be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, Xbox and Roku via WatchESPN. The card is co-promoted by Don King Productions and Goossen Tutor Promotions.

ESPN will also carry the fight exclusively in Latin America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Canada (via TSN/RDS). In addition, ESPN will televise the fight in Australia and New Zealand.


Commentators: Tessitore will be ringside with Teddy Atlas describing the action for ESPN, while studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) will present the latest boxing news and highlights on site. Pablo Viruega and David Faitelson will call the fights ringside for ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates (Fight Night), while Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will anchor the on-site studio with analysis from Hall of Fame referee and ESPN boxing analyst Joe Cortez. Bilingual reporter BernardoOsuna (@osunaespn) will present live interviews and reports for both networks.

ESPN3 Live Coverage of Press Conference and Weigh-in: Coverage of the Thursday, May 8, press conference (2:30 p.m.) and the Friday, May 9, weigh-in (6 p.m.) live on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox and Roku via WatchESPN.

Arreola and Stiverne Interviews on ESPN:

Saturday’s show on ESPN will include Atlas’ recent conversation with Arreola as he prepares for his rematch with Stiverne.

ESPN Deportes’ Golpe a Golpe: A special pre-fight show (Saturday, May 10, 7 p.m., ESPN Deportes) will be anchored by Jorge Eduardo Sánchez, in Mexico, and will include the latest news and analysis from ESPN’s L.A. commentary team of Trejos, Gonzalez, Osuna, Viruega, Faitelson and Cortez. Golpe a Golpe will also have coverage from Friday’s weigh-in on Saturday, May 10 at 4 p.m. Comprehensive coverage including pre- and post-fight stories from ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael. will also include previews and breakdowns from Making the Rounds,’s original boxing show.

Fight Details:

Main Event: Stiverne, a Florida resident of Haitian descent, first met California-based, Mexican-American Arreola last April for the right to challenge then-Heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko for the WBC belt. Stiverne scored a 12-round unanimous decision win earning the right to face Klitschko. After Klitschko vacated his title in December to focus on his political career in Ukraine, Stiverne and Arreola were chosen to fill the vacant title. The two will not only battle for the vacant WBC World Heavyweight title, but also to become the first boxers of Haitian or Mexican descent to hold a Heavyweight title.



-El Dude :

Nice to meet you Mr. Bermane Stiverne, I admire you courage and wish you good luck in your Boxing journey, let me introduce myself sir. My name is El Dude and I am a Freelance Boxing Writer with a ticket to make it out of the Barrio. El Dude is in it to win it and I do not come to lose. I have wrote about you and your match with Chris Arreola and I hope that my description to the battle meets your expectations of a warrior. You might not know my now but you will soon when El Dude raises the trophy like Rocky yelling, "YO Adrien, I Did It !". El Dude in training.

-The Commish :

I don't know who is waiting for this fight more: El Dude, Radam G or yours truly. Of course, I am watching anxiously because my guy, Deontay Wilder, is waiting in the wings for the winner. Some very exciting time has arrived for the heavyweight division. -Randy G.

-oubobcat :

I don't know who is waiting for this fight more: El Dude, Radam G or yours truly. Of course, I am watching anxiously because my guy, Deontay Wilder, is waiting in the wings for the winner. Some very exciting time has arrived for the heavyweight division. -Randy G.
Regardless of who anyone may think is going to win these fights, its nice to see some good competitive heavyweight fights being made. Arreola-Stiverne II is going to provide action on Saturday night. With Wilder in line for the winner, that will be another very intriguing competitive heavyweight fight. Its good to see and I for one am interested to see how this all plays out.