Andrzej Fonfara: 'I can handle' Adonis Stevenson's power

By Mike Coppinger

Andrzej Fonfara faces the toughest task of his career Saturday night.

He'll fight lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson on Showtime in the fighter's hometown (Montreal), and the crushing power that the 36-year-old carries.

Stevenson scored a KO 1 over Chad Dawson last summer to wrest the crown, and has since defended it with impressive stoppages over Tavoris Cloud and Tony Bellew.

However, Fonfara isn't worried about the Canadian's devastating punch.

“Everyone will see what I bring to the ring," Fonfara said on a media conference call this week. "I can handle his power. That doesn’t worry me."

“He has power, but I can knock him out, too," Fonfara added. "A knockout would be the best offense for me.  With our styles, it will be a good, exciting fight."

Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs) hasn't tasted defeat since a 2008 TKO 2 to Derrick "Superman" Findley, and exudes the confidence of a man who hasn't lost in such time.

“This is not my first time as an underdog,” Fonfara said.  “I’ve proved people wrong before and I’ll do it again.”

The tripleheader starts at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-25-2014

I would definitely like to see Fonfara again. The guy is tough as nails, wasn't intimidated, nearly KOd Stupidman, and has an awkward style that would be tough for any LHW. And I guess we now know who would win…

Comment by SthPaw on 05-25-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14588491]I can't believe he took that kind of punishment. Huge props because he was seriously hurt a few times.[/QUOTE] Yeah I was thinking the same thing, he showed he was ridiculously tough in that fight. He was hurt so bad…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 05-25-2014

[QUOTE=BigZigga;14587822]Gotta hand it to Fonfara. He did take the power and almost took Stevenson out. Shouldn't have stepped on the gas[/QUOTE] I can't believe he took that kind of punishment. Huge props because he was seriously hurt a few times.

Comment by BigZigga on 05-25-2014

Gotta hand it to Fonfara. He did take the power and almost took Stevenson out. Shouldn't have stepped on the gas

Comment by dansweeney on 05-25-2014

[QUOTE=Risen;14587778]After Fonfara rocked Superduck, we all know why Kovalev was deserted.[/QUOTE] i almost predicted this one. Stevenson is not long for the top of the light heavyweight division. ****, B-hop might school stevenson. I'm 35, there was only one superman…

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