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Jack: I'm More Skilled Than Adonis Stevenson - His Era is Over!

By Radio Rahim

WBC light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) has been highly criticized for not facing the best competition in the last few years, but that won't be the case in his upcoming fight.

Stevenson, who scored knockouts in six of his eight title defenses, will face his toughest opponent - at least on paper - in the last few years, when he takes on former two-division champion Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KOs).

Jack vacated the WBC super middleweight title last year and moved up to l75-pounds. He easily demolished veteran Nathan Cleverly for the WBA world title, but later vacated the belt in order to target Stevenson.

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The Showtime televised fight will take place on May 19th from Quebec, Canada.

Jack is confident that he has what it takes to take Stevenson down and finally end his reign, which began in 2013 after he knocked out Chad Dawson in the very first round, and in the same year he knocked out future cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew.

"I believe I'm the more skilled fighter. He's a big puncher, so he's dangerous and I have to be careful and watch out for left hand," Jack said to BoxingScene.com.

"But I've been asking for this fight. He's one of the best in the division. People don't like him, so they underestimate his boxing skills. He's a good boxer too. Just because people don't like him... because he don't fight the best - but he can still fight. He puts on exciting fights when he fights, and I like that - but his era is over, it's my time now."

Jack explained that he considers Stevenson and WBO champion Sergey Kovalev as the two best fighters in the division. Stevenson was the much easier fight to make, because both Stevenson and Jack are aligned with Showtime and Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions banner.

"He got the best belt, the green WBC belt. He's the lineal champion, so he is one of the best. Also, him and Kovalev I consider the two top guys that I can make money and get credit for beating them. But because of boxing politics, Stevenson is on my side so that's the biggest fight that can be made for me I think," Jack said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by My Low Place on 02-03-2018

[QUOTE=hitking;18455204]Right. Kovalev switched networks at the eleventh hour making the fight politically impossible to make. After [B]HBO had basically closed the deal [/B]on a showcase for both fighters setting up their eventual showdown. Na wait, that was Stevenson that did…

Comment by hitking on 02-02-2018

[QUOTE=My Low Place;18454239]lol kovalev was his mandatory fool lol go do the research..kovalev ducked out the fight..[/QUOTE] Right. Kovalev switched networks at the eleventh hour making the fight politically impossible to make. After HBO had basically closed the deal on…

Comment by Sickmerch1990 on 02-02-2018

Stevenson slight favorite going into this jack been knocked out before at a lighter weight and stevenson can bang if its close by round 8 jack will go onto win the fight

Comment by My Low Place on 02-01-2018

[QUOTE=hitking;18452705]I don’t care about his mandatories. Mandatories usually suck anyway. The only fight that mattered during Stevenson’s entire “reign” was Kovalev, and he didn’t want it.[/QUOTE] lol kovalev was his mandatory fool lol go do the research..kovalev ducked out the…

Comment by yoshik on 02-01-2018

[QUOTE=My Low Place;18452505]lol jack has little chance with other LWH...foh bivol proved nothing, alvarez struggled with chilemba, kov hates body shots, gvozdyk nearly got bodied by a ten day notice karpency, and beterbeiv just with 12 with a guy jack…

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