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Stevenson Targets Ward, Bute - But Dirrell Could Be Next

By Osman Rodriguez

On Friday night at the Bell Centre in Quebec, super middleweight Adonis Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs) rushed forward to stop Noe Gonzalez (28-2, 20 KOs) in the second round. Stevenson, 34-years-old, is on the verge of landing a title shot opportunity. Going by the rankings, Stevenson is getting close to challenging IBF champion Lucian Bute or WBC king Andre Ward.

"I would like to face Andre Ward or Lucian Bute, but between the two, I prefer Lucian Bute in Montreal. That would be a pretty good fight," Stevenson said.

However, Stevenson's next fight could come against undefeated Anthony Dirrell (24-0, 21 KOs). Ward is refusing to make a mandatory defense against Dirrell, which could lead to a clash between Dirrell and Stevenson for the vacant title, according to Stevenson's promoter Yvon Michel.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-22-2012

he'd lose to ward& Bute...power, sure...any1 notice how terribly low his lead hand is everytime he jabs...that's trouble after a few rounds vs a eith of these guys...still it would b interesting,next year...

Comment by 4Corners on 04-21-2012

[QUOTE=William Blake;12027434]i'm starting to have some doubts about ward....not his ability, but his willingness to fight first, he says he doesn't want bute. now he says he doesn't want dirrell. who does ward want? kessler...go figure[/QUOTE] He'll fight Bute, people…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 04-21-2012

[QUOTE=William Blake;12027434]i'm starting to have some doubts about ward....not his ability, but his willingness to fight first, he says he doesn't want bute. now he says he doesn't want dirrell. who does ward want? kessler...go figure[/QUOTE] Isn't his contract with…

Comment by Neglect on 04-21-2012

Andre beats him easy/ Anthony probably gets him out of there, but takes a few good blows in the process.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 04-21-2012

I like. I'll take Dirrell, but it should be a fun one even if I'm wrong. Hope it happens.

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