Bermane Stiverne says he can't watch a football game on television to this day -- he literally feels sick to his stomach -- because that sport was his first love. Stiverne was such a talented high school linebacker that Nick Saban gave him a scholarship to Michigan State, which he saw as the launching pad to an NFL career.
A knee injury ended that dream and put the Haitian-born Stiverne on a different path -- boxing -- which, against all odds, he followed to the top of the world: In May 2014, be knocked out Chris Arreola to win the vacant WBC crown, becoming the first heavyweight king ever to come from Haiti.
We spoke to Stiverne in depth on the Sept. 20, 2015 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, a revealing conversation you won't want to miss.
The Bermane Stiverne interview is preceded by a thorough breakdown by our expert analysts, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, of the sweepstakes to replace now-"retired" Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the pound-for-pound king of boxing.