Stiverne & The Seven Pound Breakfast Burrito

By William Trillo

I am not a Nutritionist but for the sake of argument allow me to play one here on the internet.

When Jim Grey was conducting his pre-fight interview with Bermane Stiverne Saturday night the usually feisty interviewer targeted the challenger’s weight reminding Stiverne that the last time he fought Deontay he was over 14 pounds lighter and if there should be some concern here.

Stiverne responded by telling Grey in the last fight he was dehydrated but for this fight he did not go through the cutting weight ritual and he feels much better. Stiverne shared that there was no problem at all. He further explained that he weighed himself prior to the weigh in and he weighed 247 pounds. After that said he went and had breakfast and at the weigh in he hit the scale at over 254 pounds.


What the ……?

How for the love of Guacamole did the normally cantankerous Grey not let fly with something along the lines of, “Wait a minute Bermane, you’re trying to tell me you ate a seven pound breakfast? How in the heck did you do that? And better yet…why?”

Allow me to speculate.

The “why” is easy.

Stiverne is a lazy waste of talent who saw a payday and a World title at his disposal. The payday made him salivate like dog licking his chops over a meaty bone but the title was of no interest to him all.

The “how” is up to conjecture, but allow me to take a stab at it.

Stiverne, who is obviously no stranger to the breakfast table heard about the Seven Pound Breakfast Burrito Challenge and knew he was just the man to conquer this battle, (It’s certainly the only battle he cares about). With his sights set firmly on his gut and that seven pound Chimichanga the last thing on Stirvene’s mind was Wilder or his World title.

It goes without saying that after a meal like that it was easy for Wider to dump, (that’s a poor choice of words), Stiverne on the seat of his pants 3 times in less than one round.

All kidding aside, The New York Athletic Commission should withhold Berman’s purse pending further investigation. There is no way this guy prepared properly for this shot at the WBC Belt. It’s another cash grab by an unworthy fighter. A situation that has become all too common in professional boxing.

Something else that is becoming all too common is the string of bums that Wilder is putting in the ring in front of him only to pop off afterwards that he only wants to fight the best of the best, blah, blah, blah.

Whether or not Wilder’s PED laced foes are taking Performance Enhancing Drugs or Performance Enhancing Doughnuts the fact remains his hit list is about as impressive as his footwork. If you’ve seen him fight you know what I mean.

This weekend’s Heavyweight title fight was a farce long before the bell rang and you can thank The PBC for that.

If they think they are fooling boxing fans with this Dog and Pony show all they have to do is run a lap around some social media chat rooms and they will find out people in the know aren’t buying into this pile of rubbish.

Better yet, just take an exit poll at the next local fight of your choice. Ask the boxing fans who the heavyweight champion of the world is.

I promise you 75% of them will not have a clue who he is.

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