Adonis Stevenson Fights On Showtime This Saturday

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Adonis “Superman” Stevenson, knockout artist and one of the most exciting fighters in the sport, makes his SHOWTIME debut Saturday, May 24 against challenger Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara.  Stevenson will defend his WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship and look for his 11th consecutive knockout victory at the Bell Centre in Montreal, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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-oubobcat :

Believe it or not, there is danger in this fight for Stevenson. He better not be focusing on a future fight with Hopkins and be fully focused on Fonfara. Lets not forgot that Stevenson was knocked out by Darnell Boone in 2010 in the 2nd round. The punch that knocked him out was an overhand right. Stevenson is a southpaw and has shown a vulnerability in the past to the right hand. Of late, he has been dominant and opponents not have not been throwing back so we have not seen that vulnerability as much. It is there though. The chin of Stevenson's is a major question. Darnell Boone has 8 career knockouts in 44 professional fights. And he starched Stevenson with the overhand right. Fonfara's best punch is the right hand. He can crack with that a little and of late with better technique has been generating more power with it. Fonfara himself has a questionable chin. Okay, very questionable. Fonfara holds his chin straight up, does not move his head, pulls straight back, etc. In other words, is very defensively challenged. This is why he was chosen as Stevenson's opponent. We all know Stevenson should win. Though there is danger in this fight, he should knock out Fonfara and do so very early. But many times in the history of the sport the guy who was supposed to win to set up a big fight doesn't. I am not saying it will happen here but the ingredients are there for an upset.


-brownsugar :

Believe it or not, there is danger in this fight for Stevenson. He better not be focusing on a future fight with Hopkins and be fully focused on Fonfara. Lets not forgot that Stevenson was knocked out by Darnell Boone in 2010 in the 2nd round. The punch that knocked him out was an overhand right. Stevenson is a southpaw and has shown a vulnerability in the past to the right hand. Of late, he has been dominant and opponents not have not been throwing back so we have not seen that vulnerability as much. It is there though. The chin of Stevenson's is a major question. Darnell Boone has 8 career knockouts in 44 professional fights. And he starched Stevenson with the overhand right. Fonfara's best punch is the right hand. He can crack with that a little and of late with better technique has been generating more power with it. Fonfara himself has a questionable chin. Okay, very questionable. Fonfara holds his chin straight up, does not move his head, pulls straight back, etc. In other words, is very defensively challenged. This is why he was chosen as Stevenson's opponent. We all know Stevenson should win. Though there is danger in this fight, he should knock out Fonfara and do so very early. But many times in the history of the sport the guy who was supposed to win to set up a big fight doesn't. I am not saying it will happen here but the ingredients are there for an upset.
Thanks for pointing out the particulars Oubobcat. I have never heard of the man and failed to muster the effort to preview him on you tube today. Hopefully I can get a preview of the unheralded challenger before the weekends arrives.. One thing I noticed about Stevenson... If he's in with a decent boxer... Particularly one who hasn't become gun shy due to his power.... Stevenson will fight with his body angled sideways, leading with his right side. He looks like a crab in that posture and will not deviate from that stance for the entire fight Reaching with his right while trying to land left hand bombs. It'll.be interesting to see if Fonfara can cause Stevenson enough discomfort to force him into his one handed stance this weekend.