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WBA: Bryan Becomes Secondary Heavyweight Champ

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Oladimeji Balogun
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World Boxing Association interim heavyweight champion and WBA No 1 contender Trevor Bryan from New York won on an eleventh-round technical knockout over former WBC champion Bermain Stiverne to claim the vacant WBA secondary heavyweight belt

The fight which took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Friday night.

Boxing from behind his jab Bryan was in control throughout even though Stiverne did score with the occasional shot.

Stiverne was knocked down twice in round eleven before referee Frank Gentile waved the fight off at 1 minute 26 seconds into the round.

However, the 31-year-old Bryan 21-0; 15 was listed at No 1 on the latest WBA rankings despite having his last fight on 8 November 2018 against B.J. Flores (34-3-1) winning on a fourth-round stoppage.

Prior to that he had two fights in 2017 against Francois Russell (2-24) and Sandy Antonio Soto (2-20) winning both on third-round technical knockouts.

READ ALSO: WBC: Joshua Set To Meet Fury In Middle East

To carry on with the confusion Bryan will now have to meet the WBA champion in recess Lebanon born Mahmoud Charr 31-4; 17 who last fought on 25 November 2017.

On what basis the No 11 rated 42-year-old Haitian, Stiverne, who fights out of Las Vegas qualified for a world title shot is a mystery, as he had only one victory in four fights since 2015, before the fight with Bryan – Deontay Wilder L 12, Derric Rossy W 10, Deontay Wilder L ko 1 and Joe Joyce L TKO 6.

The WBA have four world heavyweight champions of sorts, Anthony Joshua (WBA super champion), Trevor Bryan (WBA heavyweight champion), Mahmoud Charr (WBA heavyweight champion in recess) and Robert Hellinius (WBA Gold heavyweight champion).

Beibut Shumenov stripped, and Ryad Merhy named WBA cruiserweight champion

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has withdrawn recognition of Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan as their cruiserweight champion as he has been inactive since July 2018.

The interim champion Ryad Merhy has been elevated to the full champion and must meet Yuniel Dorticos in his next bout.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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