Deontay Wilder proves he’s no fraud against Bermane Stiverne

  • Wilder wins WBC heavyweight title from Bermane Stiverne on points
  • Alabama native becomes America’s first heavyweight beltholder since 2007
  • Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) had never been past fourth round in 32 pro bouts

The heavyweight division has been in the doldrums for the better part of the last 15 years. Soon, though, that might change.

Boxing’s former glamour division received a much-needed shot in the arm Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. No, it’s not just because an American-born fighter holds a slice of the heavyweight title for the first time since 2007. It’s who is wearing the strap.

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