Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

Follow Mike Coppinger on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses HBO Deal, Canelo-Golovkin Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller vs. TBA on November 11 Dorticos: Once I Landed, I Knew it Was Over - I Want Gassiev! Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Daniel Jacobs: I'm Truly Excited To Join HBO and Matchroom! Romero Duno, Abraham Lopez Get Wins on Linares-Campbell Keith Tapia Drops, Decisions Lateef Kayode in WBSS Reserve Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement