Adonis Stevenson, who declares he is the man at 175, and humbly refers to himself as “Superman, ” made an emphatic statement on Saturday night, at Bell Center in Montreal, and on Showtime. His left hands landed on Andrzej Fonfara early, often and with such ease that the corner halted the affair on Fonfara in round two.
The WBC light heavy champ Adonis (28-1 with 23 KOs entering; age 39) was 173.5 on Friday, while Fonfara (29-4 with 17 KOs; age 29) was 174.5.
They’d met before, in May 2014. Adonis decked Fonfara to the mat, but the Pole got up and then made Adonis worry. The Haitian born Canadian prevailed, though, via decision. He told us after he was injured in that scrap.
In the first, down went Fonfara. Lefts sent him to his knee. Lefts hurt him late, too. He was saved by the bell. He was too erect, not moving the head enough, ripe for counters. And leads.
In the second, Adonis teed off, and Virgil Hunter stopped it. Too quick? Fonfara didn't complain.
After, anyone hoping the winner would call out the winner of Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev 2 would be disappointed. The victor said to Jim Gray he'd fight whoever advisor Al Haymon decided he should.
That is severe trust. One wonders, will he ever take on that signature, career defining scrap, or will he turn 40, 41…and continue to go this route?