Stiverne Picks Oregon Over Ohio St.  In  College Football  National Championship Game

Stiverne picks Oregon over Ohio St.

In 2015 College Football

National Championship Game

LAS VEGAS (January 9, 2014) – If not for a career-changing injury, World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title-holder Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) may have been a professional football player instead of becoming champion of the world in professional boxing.

The 6′ 2″, 248-pound Stiverne had a Michigan State football scholarship to play linebacker for the Spartans, but he blew-out his knee midway through his freshman year (1997) during a practice session. Stiverne remains an avid football player and he has picked Oregon to defeat Ohio State this Monday night in the College Football National Championship game.

“I like Oregon in the championship game,” Stiverne said from his Las Vegas home. “They’re consistent and have the best offense in the country. Plus, the way they beat Florida State was sweet.”

Stiverne, who knocked out Chris Arreola (35-4) this past May to claim the coveted WBC title belt vacated by retired Vitali Klitschko, makes his first title defense Saturday night, Jan. 17, against undefeated mandatory challenger Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), airing on Showtime Championship Boxing (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) live from MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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COMMENTS

-brownsugar :

I haven't had time to watch too much football, Columbus is wildy, and fervently supportive of our Bucks, so even without having a good scouting report, I'm going with the Bucks 100%


-oubobcat :

I haven't had time to watch too much football, Columbus is wildy, and fervently supportive of our Bucks, so even without having a good scouting report, I'm going with the Bucks 100%
I am a diehard Buckeyes fan myself and going all the way with the Bucks.


-brownsugar :

I am a diehard Buckeyes fan myself and going all the way with the Bucks.
You are a native of OHIO if I recall correctly,... I wouldn't expect anything less Oubobcat, Ohio is the home of Champions... GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!


-oubobcat :

You are a native of OHIO if I recall correctly,... I wouldn't expect anything less Oubobcat, Ohio is the home of Champions... GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!
That is correct, Ohio native but recent transport to Rochester, NY. I have not missed one second of one game this year though and can't wait until they are crowned Monday night.