Five keys for Bermane Stiverne

Plotting a path to victory in Saturday's title bout against Chris Arreola

Originally Published: May 8, 2014
By Brian Campbell |

A little more than a year after defeating Chris Arreola by unanimous decision in a title eliminator, Bermane Stiverne will finally get his chance at a piece of the heavyweight crown.

Standing in his way, of course, will be a familiar face as Stiverne will fight Arreola in a rematch Saturday at the Galen Center on the campus of USC in Los Angeles (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET). The two will fight for the title vacated by Vitali Klitschko, who retired to pursue politics in his native Ukraine.

Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs), 34, will look for a repeat of the success he had in the first meeting with Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs), when the Haitian native took home a comfortable unanimous decision.

Here are five keys to victory for Stiverne against Arreola:


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