Editor's Note: Manager Gary Hyde has informed BoxingScene.com that N'Dam-Stevens will be on September 30th, which is going to be a Tuesday card.
By Edward Chaykovsky
According to Gary Hyde, manager of former WBO middleweight champion Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (30-1, 18KOs), King Sports have submitted the winning purse bid for his fighter's final IBF eliminator with Curtis Stevens (27-4, 20KOs). The date of the fight, says Hyde, is September 20th in Santa Monica, California.
N'Dam showed a lot of heart when he lost the WBO title in 2012. He was dropped six times by Peter Quillin, who couldn't stop N'Dam and had to settle for a twelve round unanimous decision. Stevens (27-4, 20KOs) challenged WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin last November and was stopped in eight rounds.