Adonis Stevenson Explains Why He Inked With Al Haymon

By Ryan Burton

WBC light heavyweight kingpin Adonis "Superman" Stevenson shocked the boxing world when he announced that he had signed a contract with powerful boxing adviser Al Haymon. caught up with the knockout artist who is in currently in Las Vegas taking a vacation from the cold Montreal winter.

The 36-year-old Stevenson said that he has known Haymon's right hand man Sam (Watson) for a long time and that after a couple of weeks of negotiating they were able to reach an agreement.

"It has been a couple weeks that we have been talking together with Al.  I have known Sam for a while.  We have always been friendly.  I feel that at this point in my career I need a top manager to help me and I think Al is the best guy for me to get me the best opportunities and take me to another level," Stevenson explained while saying that he feels Haymon's broad reach will be able to land him other opportunities outside of the boxing ring.

"He brings a lot to the table.  He brings the wisdom and a lot of opportunities outside of boxing like TV shows, movies.  There are a lot of things he can bring.  He is not just in boxing.  He can make someone a superstar and you can see that (from what he has done with his other clients)," Stevenson continued.

Stevenson said that he still plans on fighting three times in 2014 and that he will be returning to the ring soon.

"That is still the plan.  We want to stay as active as possible.  I want to tell my fans that I will be back soon and that it will be a good show.  When I am in the ring I put on a good show for my fans.  I want to tell them I love them and I want to thank them for all of their support.  They can follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at AdonisSuperman and can check out my website," Stevenson told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sergey.smith on 02-21-2014

Box-office to clarify, Stevenson has somewhat of a draw but no where near can he sell tickets like Bute can or Pascal against a name opponent or himself against a name opponent. On their own, they don't sell like that…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=skinnystev;14253627]i think this move is a way for "superman" to somehow duck kovalev maybe by pricing himself out of the fight or by making unreasonable demands[/QUOTE] Bingo!! I'm thinking the same way. Lets hope we're wrong.

Comment by Box-Office on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=sergey.smith;14254205]I agree with a lot of what Koba says but [B]Stevenson isn't a big draw in Canada (yet)[/B] but it would be a big draw with him fighting a big name. Just like Pascal isn't a big draw unless he…

Comment by Box-Office on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=turnedup;14254226]Al Haymon is first and foremost concert/event promoter. He's been the manager of the likes of Chris Brown and Rihanna and while yes he's made a bunch of people good money, he's also had quite good number of talent go…

Comment by sabian615 on 02-20-2014

I get it that fighters should get paid. But, ONCE AGAIN, none of us, as boxing fans get a single cent of their pay. We should be concerned with one thing: The best fighting the best, plain and simple. This…

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