We now have ANOTHER World Heavyweight Champion
In a time when professional boxing isn't as regular as it would be, because of the worldwide pandemic, there was an event promoted by the legendary Don King in New York City last night.
The main event was between the undefeated Trevor Bryan and the former world champion Bermane Stiverne for the vacant WBA Heavyweight Title. Bryan, who had won 14 out of his 20 professional fights by knockout, was the favourite coming into this fight with his opponent not being in the ring since the Joe Joyce defeat, and in the last six years has only been in the ring five times.
In typical Bryan fashion, the end came in the 11th round, after a sharp one two which had Stiverne on his back for the second time in the fight. He got to his feet and after more punches landed the referee stopped the fight. Bryan won the WBA Heavyweight Title for the first time, and will be looking for all challengers to try and take the title away from him.
The event was shrouded in controversy however. Former WBA World Champion Lucas Browne posted about the WBA rankings, calling boxing 'corrupt', as it appeared Stiverne had been shoe horned into the rankings at the last minute to make the contest viable.