By Luke Furman
Eighteen months ago, Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs) had WBC light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) down on the mat and in serious trouble in the late rounds of their fight.
In the end, Stevenson had a sizeable lead after having Fonfara down twice at the start and won a twelve round unanimous decision.
Talks of a rematch are on the horizon. Since that loss, Fonfara has been on a very good run which includes a knockout of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earlier this year and then a twelve round decision over former champion Nathan Cleverly in a Fight of The Year candidate.
"I will say this, I'm sure I'm getting closer to the second fight for the title. The last three victories over Ngumbu, Chavez and Cleverly - make me deserving of the chance to rematch with Stevenson. It's already really close, we moving along. There is a high probability that this will be my next fight," Fonfara said.
"March and April are [the targets for my return]. We'll see where they set the television date. The location consists of three places: Las Vegas, Montreal and Chicago. For me it would be nice if it falls in Las Vegas, because that's where the largest boxing events are held. It's a good, neutral place. Montreal is his terrain and where his supporters are. In Chicago - that's where my area and my fans are located. My supporters and his can come to Vegas."
"Surely he's a little afraid of me. Eighteen months ago, I had him on the floor, and today I am better than I was back then. In addition, he is getting older. It is possible that he will not want to take this fight, but we share a common adviser in Al Haymon. He has a lot of power and that will help in getting the fight."
Luke Furman covers boxing for boxing.org.