Stevenson Ordered To Face Kovalev-Pascal Winner

By Rick Reeno

Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas - WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (24-1, 20KOs) is going to defend his title on Friday night against Dmitry Sukhotsky (22-2, 16KOs), but he'll be forced to take a much tougher challenge in 2015.

The World Boxing Council has ordered that Stevenson will have to face the winner of the March 17th clash between WBO/IBF/WBA champion Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23KOs) and WBC Diamond champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17KOs).

There will be a lot to get done before that can happen.

Kovalve's promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events revealed that Kovalev-Pascal will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The winner of that fight will have to satisfy an IBF mandatory defense against Nadjib Mohammedi in May or June, and during that period Stevenson (should he win on Friday) will get the opportunity to have a voluntary defense.

More importantly, the terms - if Stevenson vs. Kovalv or Pascal goes to a purse bid - will be under the terms of a 50-50 split, per the ruling of the WBC.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nay_Sayer on 12-18-2014

[QUOTE=Norm Peterson;15201314]Stevenson will vacate.[/QUOTE] Not likely. This fight is huge in Canada which means any potential purse bid would be won by the Stevenson camp and the fight would get aired on Showtime. That wont work for Kovalev and his…

Comment by lutenco on 12-18-2014

I lost some step, when Pascal has been crowned WBC DIAMOND CHAMPION and when in boxing history a iunification fight has been ordered?

Comment by iNixus on 12-18-2014

I wonder how many people here was claiming Pascal would win vs Dawson? People on this Forum make me wish Pascal win no matter how much I love Kovalev. Right after defeating Hopkins Pascal already was wanting Kovalev, pretty confident…

Comment by Pigeons on 12-17-2014

Good news for Kovalev. He's got a lot of fruit on the table right now. Pascal, Mohammedi, Stevenson, Braehmer, Chilemba. And the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, Andre Ward.

Comment by GettinMoney on 12-17-2014

All Kovalev need to do is call Al Haymon and Showtime can arrange this ass whoopin.

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