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Adonis Stevenson: I Want Three Fights in 2017 - Just Line Them Up!

By Ryan Burton

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson will be watching the February 24th battle between Eleider Alvarez (23-0) and Lucian Bute (32-3-1) with special interest.  The fight takes place at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec. While Alvarez is already the mandatory challenger to Stevenson's title, the fight serves for all intents and purposes as a final eliminator.

Stevenson (28-1) only had one fight in 2016, a fourth round knockout out of Thomas Williams Jr. but plans on having a much more active 2017 campaign.

"I would like to fight the winner (of Alvarez-Bute) and I would like to fight three times this year. I plan on having a busy year," Stevenson stated.

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WBA/WBO/IBF light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev are contractually obligated to fight a rematch and it will likely happen in the first half of the year but there are still other intriguing match ups in the division. Fighters such as hot rising Joe Smith Jr, Artur Beterbiev and a rematch against Andrzej Fonfara are all potential opponents.

As for Stevenson's preference, he said that he as always been willing to fight all comers.

"I don't care who I fight. Line them up and I will fight them. I am the WBC and lineal champion. I am still the king. I don't care who I fight. Just line them up," Stevenson told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KingHippo on 01-11-2017

[QUOTE=bluzi;17343486]Well say what you want , Kovalev did dodge the purse bid and Ward is going on with the "I am not giving him a chance blablabla" after 1 fight at LHW , I would love a unification between Ward…

Comment by therealpugilist on 01-11-2017

[QUOTE=bronx7;17341610]The worst opponents fought by a lineal champion I have ever seen. And not because guys duck him like what happens to GGG. He chooses cherry picks bozos or pretends guys are afraid of him or price themselves out. Plus…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 01-11-2017

[QUOTE=jmrf4435;17342970]Joe smith Jr, Kovalev, and bertebiev The perfect 3 opponents[/QUOTE] If we are dream teaming, fantasy listing up the 3 fights to see in 2017 I'd drop Smith & throw in Ward, but no question Smith is on my top…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 01-11-2017

If he fights two guys I give a f#ck about for him to fight I'd be amazed so I don't really care how often he fights as much as who he fights, but hopefully he proves me wrong cuz ultimately…

Comment by bluzi on 01-11-2017

Well say what you want , Kovalev did dodge the purse bid and Ward is going on with the "I am not giving him a chance blablabla" after 1 fight at LHW , I would love a unification between Ward…

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