Boxer Stiverne released from Vegas hospital after post-fight dehydration
LAS VEGAS — Professional boxer Bermane Stiverne has been released from a Las Vegas hospital after treatment for what his promoter said was post-fight dehydration.
Stiverne and promoter Don King were set to meet reporters Monday at the MGM Grand resort, where the 36-year-old Stiverne lost a 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday to Deontay Wilder.
The win kept Wilder unbeaten in 33 fights and earned him a piece of the heavyweight title.
Stiverne is 24-2-1. He was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas after losing his bid to defend the title he won last May when he stopped Chris Arreola in the sixth round.
The WBC title had become vacant by the retirement of Vitali Klitschko.
Klitschko’s brother, Wladimir Klitschko, is considered the overall heavyweight champion.