Guidry-Stiverne to headline Jan 21 DKP card

Hall of Fame promoter Don King is returning to Casino Miami Jai Alai on Saturday, January 21. Looks like the originally announced clash between WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Junior Makabu and Noel Mikaelyan is off. The card will now be topped by NABA gold heavyweight champion Jonathan Guidry (18-1-2, 10 KOs) against former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-5-1, 21 KOs).

Guidry is coming off a good performance against tough Dacarree Scott. Guidry won a tough battle with Scott and sent him to the canvas at 2:01 of the seventh round to claim the NABA gold heavyweight title on June 11, 2022 at Casino Miami Jai-Alai.

Guidry had started the year suffering his first loss after 17 straight victories as a professional, losing a split decision and the WBA championship to Trevor Bryan in Warren, Ohio on Jan. 29.

Stiverne, like Guidry, lost his last fight to Trevor Bryan for the WBA heavyweight championship on Jan. 29, 2021 at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Bryan floored Stiverne twice, the last coming with 1:27 of the 11th round when referee Frank Gentile called a halt to the proceedings.

Seven other undercard bouts will be announced soon.

Tickets for the championship card are priced at $25, $50 and floor ringside are $100. VIP tables will be sold at $2,500. Tickets are available and can be purchased online at The card will also be presented steaming live on and

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the action will begin at 7 p.m.

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  • There are very few things I would want more than to see the person who spends $2500 on a VIP seat to watch this fight.

    • LOL! I could think of a lot of adjectives Lucie….VIP just does not come to mind!

    • It’s a VIP table, typically a table holds about 8-10 ppl, plus in many places it comes with a dinner included and dedicated wait staff. So in essence probably $250 a seat which isn’t that bad for floor seats.

  • Another top notch POS DKP card, time to ride off into the sunset. Top Rank proved to have the staying stamina and won the battle to stay relevant

  • What and how is Don King still able to promote fights? He is exactly my fathers age, and my father had a 20 minute conversation on the phone with my sister the other day and hung up the phone thinking he was talking to me! And I’m male! DK is even promoting a world champion! I have to seriously wonder what Makubu was thinking when he signed with King? I mean, he must have known he was 90 years old right? Guidry is no slouch either. I’m just reading he beat Dacaree Scott, who was a real good, young prospect, and previously he came within inches of winning the illustrious WBA Heavyweight title! Not exactly the Ali/Frazier/Ken Norton stable he once had, but not bad for someone who has to eat his steak and potatos with a straw.

  • VIP tables will be sold at $2,500 and come with a limited edition “Chump of the Year” t-shirt.

  • Hmm, it is what it is…
    Dk must be ok losing money on this. He was ok with it many years ago too.

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