Casino Miami Jai Alai, Miami, USA. In the main fight of the evening of boxing from Don King (Don King Production) in the heavyweight limit (over 90.7 kg), the age-old ex-world champion Bermain Stivern (25-6-1, 21 KOs) from Canada lost to the American ex-challenger Jonathan Guidry (19-1-2, 11 KOs).
The fight of the pot-bellied heavyweights was expected to take place at a leisurely pace. Action was minimal. Stivern jabbed at Guidry like a pesky fly. Before the equator, he tried to work as the first number, then the fighters switched roles.
The American most often worked on spurts. At such moments, the ex-champion tried to counter the aggressor with an overhand or a hook to the body. The second option worked more efficiently.
Guidry clearly bet that in the second half of the fight the 44-year-old veteran would get tired of walking around the ring. He slightly increased the pace of the battle, added a little more activity. Several times Stivern felt the blows of his opponent, but held out until the gong.
The score of the judges: 100-91, 97-93 and 100-91 in favor of the American.
Guidry UD 10. It was awful…