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Photos: Stevenson Presser Regarding Carl Froch Fight

MONTREAL - Finally, after much speculation about his next opponent, International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight Carl "The Cobra" Froch (30-2-0, 22 KOs), of Great Britain, is forced to defend his belt against mandatory contender Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (19-1-0, 16 KOs). Photos by Robert Levesque/AR Photozone.

In a letter from IBF representative Lindsey Tucker, dated January 2, 2013, sent to the promoters of Froch and Stevenson, both parties were invited to negotiate and Jan. 15 was imposed as the deadline. If at that time the parties were unable to reach an agreement a purse bid would be held in the IBF offices in New Jersey.

If Froch, for whatever reason, decided to withdraw from this process then it would he removed as champion and Stevenson would be invited to fight for the vacant title against the next highest-ranking available IBF challenger. If Stevenson withdrew he would be excluded from the IBF's top 10 contenders for six months and the highest-ranked available contender would replace him.

"I'm finally realizing my goal of a world championship fight, facing a great champion like Carl Froch," Stevenson said about the turn of events. "I know he's had great victories during his career, particularly against two other Quebec fighters, Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute, but I have all of the tools needed to emerge victorious in a great fight. I would obviously like the fight to take place here in Quebec, but I have no problem winning the title in England, if necessary. "

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 01-05-2013

**** Stevenson. [QUOTE=shoog;12888362]Not to excuse the guy in anyway but 1998? how long ago was that, i mean **** Stevenson was around 18 at the time, can we chalk it up to youthful transgressions and let the man live his…

Comment by richardt on 01-05-2013

I'm hoping for a brutal KO by Froch to take out that pathetic excuse of a human being Stevenson. I'd be even happier if Stevenson's legs do a quiver while he is prone on the canvas. Low life punk. Getting…

Comment by New England on 01-05-2013

[QUOTE=ElBossHogg™;12888263]that was easy time for that ****, herad they were like under 15 too. I knew a guy they gave 98 years for here in AZ for pimping type charges.[/QUOTE] evidently i was mistaken, and he acutally served four years.…

Comment by T.Horton on 01-05-2013

[QUOTE=ElBossHogg™;12889711]Stevenson just another ghetto scumbag.[/QUOTE]you're mistaken. he's a scum bag...he ain't from any ghetto that I know of.

Comment by T.Horton on 01-05-2013

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12889770]Part of me feels this way, but the guy was 21 in 1998. Everyone makes mistakes but given some of the stories coming out (like him KO-ing girls and the fact these girls did not want to become…

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