'Stiverne-Wilder' Weigh-In Results: WBC Heavyweight Bout Official for Saturday

By C.J. Tuttle Jan 16, 2015
After much delay, Bermane Stiverne will defend his WBC heavyweight belt against Deontay Wilder.

The two fighters tipped the scales on Friday in Las Vegas ahead of their Showtime-televised main event bout, and the championship will in fact be on the line. The card emanates from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

Stiverne (239 pounds) holds an impressive mark of 24-1-1, with 21 victories by way of knockout. His last outing came at Galen Center in Los Angeles on May 10, when he defeated Chris Arreola for a second straight time. With the win, Stiverne acquired the championship belt that Vitali Klitschko gave up after retiring to pursue a political career in his native of Ukraine. The 36-year-old has not lost since 2007.

Wilder (219 pounds) maintains a professional boxing record of 32-0, with all 32 wins coming by way of knockout. The 29-year-old was awarded his title shot during WBC’s annual meetings, with a deadline of the first quarter of 2015. Wilder, who won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, has yet to see a contest go past the fourth frame.

In undercard action, Leo Santa Cruz will defend his WBC world super bantamweight title against Jesus Ruiz.

Keep it locked to Sherdog.com for full play-by-play and live results from the Strip in Las Vegas.

“Stiverne vs. Wilder” Weigh-In Results:
Bermane Stiverne (239) vs. Deontay Wilder (219)
Leo Santa Cruz (121.5) vs. Jesus Ruiz (122)


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