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Fonfara Crossing Fingers That Stevenson Rematch is Next

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jreckoning on 11-12-2015

[QUOTE=chicity19;16219351]Just curious, what fights have you watched of Fonfara? His defense isn't great but we can't judge that based off of the Julio and Cleverly fight. I've been watching Fonfara for maybe 8 years now and I know when I…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 11-12-2015

Sure why not. It's either him or Edwin Rodriguez , guessing

Comment by chicity19 on 11-12-2015

[QUOTE=jreckoning;16217403]He did manage to put Stevenson down but I don't see him doing any better than the first fight. Fonfara soaks up too many shots and Stevenson is not the guy you want to have sloppy defense with. I just…

Comment by ricodonjefe on 11-11-2015

He'll yeah down for this fight Stevenson vs kova ain't happening soon ...Stevenson ain't fighting competition Fonfara last 3 fight were good he's hungry rematch will be different confidence and he hurt him in the first meeting !!!

Comment by jreckoning on 11-11-2015

He did manage to put Stevenson down but I don't see him doing any better than the first fight. Fonfara soaks up too many shots and Stevenson is not the guy you want to have sloppy defense with. I just…

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