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Fonfara Confident, Feels Better Prepared For Adonis Stevenson

By Luke Furman

Light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs) is looking for some payback. The Polish fighter is the leading candidate to face WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) in the coming months.

According to promoter Yvon Michel of GYM, the fight could take place on a date in May or June in Canada.

They faced each other in May of 2014 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Fonfara showed his worth and resilience after getting dropped twice early on and taking punishment from hard punches - only to rally in the second half of the contest to drop Stevenson, who struggled in the later rounds. Stevenson won a twelve round unanimous decision.

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Fonfara has picked up three wins since then. He feels more confident about his chances to stun the champion in the rematch.

"Even when I was fighting with Doudou Ngumbu, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Nathan Cleverly - Stevenson's name was at the back of my head. I knew I had to earn a rematch and I think I did it with those three wins, and now we will probably make a deal. I watched our first fight a few times and I think I'm a better fighter now," said Fonfara.

"I'm still missing some important specifics [about this fight]. I do not know if I'll have to go fight in Canada. I have not signed a contract yet, so everything should be explained to me any day. I think back to that defeat and I try to re-arrange it in my head. I think about how our rematch would look. We're going to eliminate mistakes and make improvements. After these three fights [after my loss to Stevenson] I am now stronger and more consistent."

There was some talk of Fonfara potentially facing IBF/WBO/WBA champion Sergey Kovalev on a June date in Moscow. Other than Kovalev expressing his interest in the press, Fonfara says he was never approached about the fight.

"He was asked a question in an interview and admitted that he would love to be matched against me. I also do not have a problem with that [fight], but nothing was said to my promoter, no contract was put together, there were zero talks. I am certainly closer to a fight with Stevenson than a match with Kovalev in Moscow," Fonfara said.

 Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hhs661 on 02-27-2016

1st fight was great. I actually believe Fonfara can win the rematch and set that rubbermatch up

Comment by Bronx2245 on 02-27-2016

[QUOTE=TripleGGG;16500066]genius !!![/QUOTE]Do you want to see Kovalev vs. Beterbiev instead of Kovalev vs. Stevenson? I do!

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 02-27-2016

Too slow, Fonfara WILL lose again. Unfortunately, in this day and age winning 2-3 rounds in losing fashion is grounds for a rematch (IE Kovalev-Pascal, and this rematch.) Fonfara is a tough cookie, but he's a no hoper against a…

Comment by //// on 02-27-2016

stevenson is a nobody and fonfara is a nobody who we suddenly noticed because he exposed chavez jr who would also be a nobody if he wasn't a legends son sorry to be a negative nancy but when a division…

Comment by King Krusher on 02-27-2016

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;16500063]They should put Beterbiev vs. Eleider Alvarez on the undercard![/QUOTE] genius !!!

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