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Stevenson-Fonfara Rematch Looms For May/June, Says Michel

By Luke Furman

There have been rumors for weeks, now the fight appears to be coming together.

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) will likely defend his title in a rematch with Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs), according to information provided by Stevenson's promoter Yvon Michel to TVA Sports.

The fight could take place on a date in May in Montreal or June in Toronto.

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They first met in 2014, with Fonfara getting hurt early in the fight and going down twice. But he shook off the cobwebs and came back in the second half to hurt and drop Stevenson.

Since their first meeting, Stevenson retained his title three times. He knocked out Dmitry Sukhotsky in five rounds, won a twelve round unanimous decision over Sakio Bika and knocked out Tommy Karpency in three rounds.

For his part, Fonfara found a lot of success with three big wins of his own. He won a ten round decision over Doudou Ngumbu, knocked out the 'Son of a Legend' Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in nine rounds last April, and then came back in October to win a twelve round decision over former WBO champion Nathan Cleverly in a 'Fight of The Year' candidate.

Both Stevenson and Fonfara are advised by Al Haymon. The winner would have to make a mandatory defense against undefeated Eleider Alvarez, who is also advised by Haymon and promoter by Michel's company GYM.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SUBZER0ED on 02-25-2016

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;16489291]ONLY reason Fonfara was able to knock Stevenson down is cause he was tired and burned out, any fool from the back of the arena could have seen how tired and sluggish Stevenson became later in the fight. It had…

Comment by torosboxing75 on 02-23-2016

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;16489287]I disagree completely. This will be a onesided whitewash in Stevenson's favor. Stevenson will just box and let the knockout come to him instead of going ape **** on Fonfara and then burning out in the latter rounds. His mistake…

Comment by boxinggod101 on 02-23-2016

Good fight. Looking up for this one

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 02-23-2016

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;16488167]Stevenson always goes for the KO, he just couldn't do it against Fonfara. As for Fonfara lacking power, any fighter who can drop another fighter has power. Notice Stevenson on his bicycle after getting dropped and tagged in round 9.…

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 02-23-2016

[QUOTE=torosboxing75;16488134]This is going to be better then the first fight IMO. Another good even match to look forward to. :boxing:[/QUOTE] I disagree completely. This will be a onesided whitewash in Stevenson's favor. Stevenson will just box and let the knockout…

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