Final night time in Miami, on Don King’s newest present (sure, the 91 12 months previous continues to be going!), likeable, simple to root for heavyweight Jonathan Guidry pounded out a ten spherical unanimous resolution win over pale former WBC heavyweight champ Bermane Stiverne. Scores had been closely lopsided in favour of 33 12 months previous Guidry, at 100-91, 100-91 and 97-93. Guidry, who King dubbed the “Swamp King,” is now 19-1-2(11) and he retained his WBA NABA “gold” belt. Stiverne, who’s now 44 years of age and has misplaced his final 4 fights, falls to 25-6-1(21).
There wasn’t a lot motion within the struggle final night time, with Guidry being by far the busier man. Stiverne, in form of first rate form, was merely unable to let his fingers go, that or he was unwilling to unload for concern of being countered. Guidry, who stands 5’11” and got here in at 253 kilos, did let his punches go and he piled up the factors along with his output. Once more, not an exhilarating struggle by any means however a great win for Guidry.
Guidry, who’s skilled by his brother and works a full-time job to go together with his boxing profession (Guidry of South Louisiana is a crab and shrimp fisherman) is an attention-grabbing story and it will be nice to see this real good man of the game accomplish huge issues. In some ways, Guidry has already gone additional than even perhaps he ever anticipated; headlining the present as he did final night time.
Guidry has by no means been stopped, he took the struggle he misplaced, to Trevor Bryan, at short-notice, and he has been concerned in enjoyable fights. It will likely be attention-grabbing to see the place Guidry goes from right here. Guidry has stated up to now that he would like to field within the UK in the future.
As for Stiverne, he certainly should now name it a profession. Ok at his greatest to defeat Chris Arreola, twice, in briefly holding the WBC title, “B. Ware” has since then been blasted out by Deontay Wilder and Joe Joyce. Stiverne could have checked out his capability to go the gap towards Guidry as one thing of an ethical victory.