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Stevenson-Jack to Take Place May 19 at Montreal's Bell Centre

By Keith Idec

Promoter Yvon Michel announced Thursday that the May 19 light heavyweight title bout between champion Adonis Stevenson and challenger Badou Jack will take place at Bell Centre in Montreal.

Videotron Centre in Quebec City and an undisclosed venue in Toronto also were considered, according to what Michel told ESPN.com. Showtime will televise the Stevenson-Jack bout as part of a split-site telecast that’ll also feature WBA/WBC welterweight champ Keith Thurman against an undetermined opponent from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The 40-year-old Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) will make his ninth defense of the WBC 175-pound championship against Las Vegas’ Jack (22-1-2, 13 KOs), a former WBC super middleweight champ and ex-WBA light heavyweight title-holder.

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The Haitian-born, Quebec-based Stevenson will fight at Bell Centre for the 12th time in his 11-year pro career. Thirteen of his past 14 fights have been held either at Bell Centre, the home arena of the NHL’s Canadiens, or Videotron Centre.

“Stevenson could make history in Canadian boxing by equaling the mark of [Lucian] Bute with a ninth successful defense of his world title,” Bernard Barre, vice president of operations for Group Yvon Michel, said in a press release. “Jack should stay away from the terrifying Stevenson left.”

Stevenson will end nearly a one-year layoff when he battles Jack. The strong southapw made his last title defense June 3, when Stevenson demolished Poland’s Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KOs, 1 NC) by second-round knockout in their rematch at Bell Centre.

Jack most recently stopped Wales’ Nathan Cleverly (30-4, 16 KOs) in the fifth round to win the WBA 175-pound championship on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor undercard August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BreWall on 02-19-2018

Montreal folks will be rooting for Jack. Adonis is no Pascal or Lemieux.

Comment by Ind Ividual on 02-13-2018

Stevenson is not getting any younger, But I think only Beterbiev and maybe Alvarez have a shot against him. I predict Jack's corner will throw the towel around the 8th or 9th to prevent the damages. And thats If he…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 02-10-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Wait... WOT? LOL!!!! Geez bubba, lighten up. 2 top fighters in the ring, in what will be a great fight, yet here you are whining. God, what does it take anyway? Nix the…

Comment by BufordTannen on 02-10-2018

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;18477772]you see me praising that fight? I aint a promoter groupie like you[/QUOTE]i didn't say you praised it. I said you didn't say a word about it. But you're being a baby calling 2 top 10 fighters garbage. You're…

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 02-10-2018

[QUOTE=BufordTannen;18477739]He's a top rank shill. He didn't say a word about[U] zurdo fighting that African 100 rank bum. [/U]But cries about a top 10 fight[/QUOTE] you see me praising that fight? I aint a promoter groupie like you

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