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Adonis Stevenson Steamrolls Dmitry Sukhotsky In Five

By Jake Donovan

It was a year to forget for Adonis Stevenson, but the reigning World light heavyweight king at least ended with a bang, scoring four knockdowns en route to stopping Dmitry Sukhotsky in five rounds Friday evening at Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada.

Action was slow to begin, at times creating restlessness among those in attendance and viewers at home - particularly fans in the East Coast once again forced to watch a televised main event creep past midnight. Stevenson gradually picked up the pace, with the first moment of excitement coming with a flash knockdown scored in round two.

It was all Stevenson from there - really from the opening bell - as Sukhotsky looked every bit the part of a massive underdog. The fateful end came in round five, as Stevenson let his hands go and eventually send his fans home happy. Three knockdowns came of the round, the last of which prompted veteran referee Michael Griffith to step in and stop the slaughter.

The official time was 2:46 of round five.

Stevenson advances to 25-1 (21KOs) with his 12th straight win. Sukhotsky falls to 22-3, snapping a four-fight win streak.

The bout aired live on Showtime. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by b morph on 12-20-2014

I've seen Stevenson fight. I feel like he relies on his left way too much. It's a great left hand, but it makes him predictable. A one trick pony. If you can get past it, you have a chance. Much…

Comment by MrClutch85 on 12-20-2014

Superman has great timing with the left hand

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 12-20-2014

[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;15209460]Well it was a tune up fight... Now the onus is on Stevenson to fight someone good in 2015. Fans should be demanding top guys like Beterbiev, Alvarez or even Brahmer. Beterbiev and Alvarez should be easy fights to…

Comment by lefthook2daliva on 12-20-2014

[QUOTE=Jim Jeffries;15210918]Rather disappointed that it took him 5 rounds to get [B]Suckalotsky[/B] out of there.[/QUOTE] :lol1: noice

Comment by STEELHEAD on 12-20-2014

Quote: Originally Posted by [B]Ravens Fan[/B] [URL="http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15209433#post15209433"][IMG]http://www.boxingscene.com/designs/radio/buttons/viewpost.gif[/IMG][/URL] [I]Don't worry you really did not miss anything. It really was a crap card and Showtime should be really embarrassed to have shown it. The only thing I found interesting was that when…

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