Adonis Stevenson: Mayweather Tricked Us With The Officials!

By Luke Furman

Last weekend, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson fought to a twelve round majority draw with Badou Jack in Toronto.

In the aftermath, he quested the selection of judges for the bout.

Although the Jack-Stevenson duel was held in Toronto, two of the judges came from the United States and one from Italy, while the referee was British.

jack-stevenson-weights (6)

Back in front of the Montreal media earlier this week, Stevenson and promoter Yvon Michel were confident that if the fight had taken place in Montreal or in front of Canadian judges, the result would have been more decisive in favor of the 40-year-old champion.

Two judges had it a draw, while the third had Jack winning 115-113.

Stevenson believes Mayweather's influence created the officiating scenario.

"It should have been a bit more balanced," said Stevenson. "Floyd, he's a little quick. He played a trick on us and he knew what he was doing."

Michel explained that he had expressed his concerns to the Ontario Athletic Commission, but that his request to include Canadian judges had been rejected.

"If the fight had taken place in Quebec, Michel Hamelin (the head of combat sports) would not have accepted that," said Michel.

Stevenson also revealed that he had been affected by a cold during his preparation and on Saturday, the night of the fight. He explained that he ran out of breath late in the fight, which went to the limit of twelve rounds.

"I took honey with hot water," laughed Stevenson, and then explained that he had to be too worried to take any of necessary drugs to try to limit the impact of the virus.

Stevenson also mentioned that he does not intend to wait for a full year before going back into the ring. However, the identity of his next opponent is still unknown. The mandatory challenger is Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

"If it's Jack or if it's him, I have no problem," said Stevenson. "It's not me who makes the decision. My manager Al Haymon will work that out with the WBC."

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Muz on 05-27-2018

If there ever was a more disgraceful title reign in boxing than Stevenson it would be wilder or broner. Being protected and cherry picking opponents is equivalent to having the character and dignity of a child predator. Hell, Stevenson was…

Comment by Muz on 05-27-2018

Stevenson backers defy logic. Mouth breathers that believes anything that fits their agenda and allows them to sleep better at night knowing the truth is suppressed.

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 05-27-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;18809313]She underestimated just how slimy and cowardly haymon was. To duck that fight knowing damn well kovalev beats stevens. Haymon is a cancer to boxing. That duck and cover shut he pulled with Floyd isn't working now. Real fight fans…

Comment by Muz on 05-27-2018

Haymon fighters are all jumping ship now except for his protected great USA hope wilder and spence. Those two will continue fighting bums and then calling out everyone knowing damn well haymon won't risk them losing

Comment by Muz on 05-27-2018

[QUOTE=Motorcity Cobra;18809242]Michel called for an immediate purse bid because he & Duva had a history of not being able to negotiate the fight. You don't remember her suing him because Adonis signed with Showtime? Purse bids are how fights get…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (61)
Top Headlines Wilder: Fury is Ready, He's in Perfect Shape, No Excuses Andrew Moloney Ready For Concepcion, Wants Kal Yafai Video: Lamon Brewster Talks Wilder-Fury, Wilder-Joshua Fights Video: Jose Benavidez Talks Crawford Title Shot, Porter-Garcia Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury: The Heist Wilder: Hearn, Joshua Are Envious - Said Fury Wouldn't Happen Boxing figures to band together to raise cash for Chris Edwards Jaime Munguia vs. Brandon Cook on Canelo-Golovkin Card Fury: If I Didn't Believe I Could Beat Wilder - I'd Pack Up & Retire Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is a 50-50 Deal, Says Frank Warren Video: Brandon Rios Talks Ring Return, Garcia-Porter, More Video: Tom Loeffler Talks Golovkin-Canelo Rematch, More Video: Shane Mosley Talks Canelo vs. Golovkin, Porter-Garcia Saunders: I Shook Hands With Wilder; Squashed Chicken Beef Araneta Blasts Out Tomogdan Cold, Wins WBC Asia Belt in Cebu Wilder: When I Beat The Man Who Beat The Man - I'm The Man! Video: Caleb Plant Talks Hand Injury, Uzcategui Fight, Ramirez Video: Badou Jack Talks Kovalev-Alvarez, Stevenson-Gvozdyk Video: Terence Crawford Talks Garcia-Porter, Benavidez Fight Video: Bob Arum Talks Wilder-Fury, Manny Pacquiao, More Carlos Cuadras Gets Technical Decision Over Ricardo Nunez Khan: Fight With Pacquiao Could Sell Out Stadium in the UK Shavkat Rakhimov Destroys Robinson Castellanos in Two Evgeny Tishchenko Makes Pro Debut With TKO Win in Five Photos: Jesse Hart, Shakur Stevenson, Jason Sosa, Cornflake Win Fury: Wilder Called, I Answered - Not Like Sh*thouse Joshua! Photos: Jennings Dropped, Comes Back To Stop Dimitrenko Deontay Wilder: I Promise - Fury Will Be a Knockout Victim! Photos: Tyson Fury Boxes Past Pianeta, Secures Deontay Wilder Photos: Carl Frampton Stops Jackson, Looks To Warrington Shot Photos: Cristofer Rosales Takes Out Paddy Barnes With KO Frampton: Warrington Fight is Easiest To Make - Let's Do It Atchariya Claims Decision, Chanoi Scores KO in Bangkok Fury: Wilder Congratulated Me, Said it Was Great Performance Subriel Matias Crushes Breidis Prescott, Jantony Ortiz is KO'd Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta - CompuBox Punch Stats Haye Cautions Fury That Wilder Has 'Real Dynamite' in Hands Bryant Jennings: I Made Adjustments, Got The Job Done Jason Sosa Drops Reynaldo Blanco Twice, Wins Decision Carlos Ocampo Bounces Back, Knocks Rojas Out in Three

Latest Active Forum Threads