Moments ago at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, Bermane Stiverne scored an impressive 6th-round knockout of Chris Arreola, capturing the WBC heavyweight title and becoming the first ever Haitian-born heavyweight champion in the process. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.
Arreola backs Stiverne up to the ropes and whales on the arms with a 1-2. Stiverne looks content to lay on the ropes. Double jab upstairs and a right to the body lands for Stiverne. Now Stiverne backs Arreola up to the ropes. Arreola lands some nice shots on the inside. Uppercut and a left hook lands for Stiverne. Quick jab being fired by Stiverne. HARD left hook followed by a right lands for Stiverne and Arreola is rocked right at the bell. Round to Stiverne.
Stiverne 10 Arreola 9
Again, Stiverne allows Arreola to back him up to the ropes. Arreola lets his hands go and lands a couple left hooks. Nice 1-2 to the body lands for Stiverne. Stiverne flicking his jab out. Arreola walks him down and lands a BIG right hand. Stiverne covers up. Arreola lands a right and a left. Stiverne answers with a right. Good round for Arreola.
Stiverne 19 Arreola 19
Arreola comes out jabbing. They trade jabs. Quick jab lands for Stiverne. More jabs for Stiverne. Stiverne lands a couple right hands. Arreola lands a right of his own. Another hard right lands for Arreola and Stiverne covers up. They trade on the inside. Another right lands for Arreola. Stiverne looks rocked. Arreola smiles and lets his hands go. Stiverne covers up in the corner. Nice round for Arreola.
Stiverne 28 Arreola 29
Overhand right lands for Stiverne. Arreola backs him with a jab. They trade to the body. BIG left hook lands for Arreola. Stiverne jabs his way out of the corner. Another jab lands for Stiverne, who is talking smak to him. Nice uppercut lands for Stiverne. They trade against the ropes. Close round, but I give it to Arreola.
Stiverne 37 Arreola 39
Stiverne looking to pump that jab and box. Arreola walking him down. Jab and a right lands for Stiverne. A couple more jabs land for Stiverne. Right hand and a left hook lands for Stiverne. Arreola works Stiverne against the ropes. Stiverne continues to pump the jab. They trade some more shots. Right to the body lands for Stiverne. Round to Stiverne.
Stiverne 47 Arreola 48
Stiverne jabs to the body. 1-2 for Arreola gets in. Stiverne lands a sweeping right hook that BLASTS Arreola. Arreola is down. He's up and takes the count. Stiverne jumps on him and lands a big left hook and a right hand. Another barrage of shots land for Stiverne that nearly send Arreola through the ropes. Arreola barely makes it up. He looks out on his feet, but the ref lets it continue. Another 1-2 from Stiverne rocks Arreola and the ref jumps in to stop the punishment.
THE WINNER BY WAY OF KNOCKOUT AT 2:02 OF ROUND 6...BERMANE STIVERNE
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