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Las Vegas resident Bermane Stiverne wins WBC heavyweight title

LOS ANGELES — Las Vegas resident Bermane Stiverne knocked Chris Arreola down twice in the sixth round and was on the verge of a third knockdown before the fight was stopped and Stiverne was declared the winner by technical knockout, becoming the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Saturday at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center.

Kovalev promoter sues as fight falls through

Kathy Duva is suing several individuals and companies, including manager Al Haymon, Showtime and Golden Boy Promotions for interfering in a planned showdown between light heavyweights Sertgey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson.

Las Vegan Ishe Smith’s relevance at stake in main event

Not much has gone lately the way Ishe Smith had planned in his boxing career. The 35-year-old Las Vegan was hoping to hang on to his International Boxing Federation junior middleweight title for longer than seven months. But he lost a 12-round split decision to Carlos Molina on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden.