By Osman Rodriguez
Yvon Michel, the promoter for IBF super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson (18-1, 15KOs), does not expect Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KOs) to accept an invitation to face Stevenson in an IBF final eliminator. Stevenson is having a hard time securing a dance partner for his scheduled return on August 11th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, as part of the Jean-Pascal Tavoris Cloud undercard.
Sakio Bika was the latest contender to turn down the opportunity and the next person in line is Dirrell, who has until July 3rd to accept the IBF's invitation.
If Dirrell turns the fight down as expected, the next person in line, according to Michel, is Chicago hard-hitter Don "The Bomb" George (22-2-1, 19 KOs). Michel believes George will accept the fight. The winner of this eliminator will become the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Carl Froch.