By Richard Cloutier
The newest sensation at super middleweight, left-handed hitter Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (16-1-0), is now in Detroit. Stevenson is training at the Kronk Gym in the company of veteran coach Emanuel Steward. Stevenson is getting ready for his next fight, scheduled for February 18 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The identity of his opponent has not been finalized.
Stevenson's promoter, Yvon Michel, told BoxingScene.com - "according to Emanuel Steward, Adonis Stevenson reminds him of power hitter Dick Tiger."
In 2011, Stevenson fought three times and won all of them fights within the distance. First at the Bell Centre in Montreal in April, he captured the NABA belt via KO over Derek Edwards (25-2-0) in the third round.
On June 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, he disposed of Dion Savage (11-2-0), a protege of Floyd Mayweather Jr., in the first round.
Then, on December 10 at the Bell Centre, Stevenson became the first boxer to stop Aaron Pryor Jr. (16-5-0), which he did in the ninth round. He added the NABO and IBF Inter-Continental titles. He then called for a fight against the world champion of IBF, Lucian Bute, who was sitting at ringside.