63 Facts About Adonis Stevenson


Adonis Stevenson won the WBC, Ring magazine and lineal light-heavyweight titles in 2013 by defeating Chad Dawson by first-round knockout, which earned him awards for Fighter of the Year and Knockout of the Year by The Ring.


Adonis Stevenson's known name is an inversion of his family name and given name.


Adonis Stevenson became Quebec Middleweight champion in 2004, and was named best amateur fighter in Canada in 2005 and again in 2006.


Adonis Stevenson won the Canadian national title in 2005 and 2006.


Adonis Stevenson competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, and won the silver medal, losing to local Australian Jarrod Fletcher in the final.


Adonis Stevenson's opponent was Mike Funk, another boxer making his debut, at the Montreal Casino in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Adonis Stevenson knocked Funk out with a hook in twenty-two seconds.

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Adonis Stevenson won a fifth-round TKO decision against Jermain Mackey on September 25,2009.


Boone had been knocked down on the canvas twice in the first round in the second round, Adonis Stevenson rushed to Boone without maintaining his defense and he got caught by a solid right sending him on the canvas for the first time in his career.


Adonis Stevenson managed to get back on his feet inside the count of 10 the referee waved the fight off as he deemed Adonis Stevenson unable to continue.


Nonetheless, Adonis Stevenson resumed with GYM Promotions and won the North American title NABA on April 8,2011, at the expense of Derek Edwards by KO in the third round.


Adonis Stevenson then won by referee stoppage in the first round against Dion Savage on September 17,2011, and retained his title against Aaron Pryor Jr on December 10,2011, by referee stoppage in the ninth round.


Adonis Stevenson jumped from 15th to 2nd position for the IBF title, winning by KO in the first round duel against Jesus Gonzalez on February 18,2012.


Adonis Stevenson then fought Noe Gonzalez on April 20,2012, and won the fight at 1:40 in the second round when the referee stopped the fight.


Adonis Stevenson's next fight originally set to be against Don George with the winner getting a shot at the IBF champion.


The Adonis Stevenson fight was then moved up to August 17,2012, and was set to be part of ESPN Friday Night Fights, but Adonis Stevenson later injured his hand cancelling the fight.


On February 4,2013, it was announced that Adonis Stevenson would get the chance to avenge his only loss as a professional against Darnell Boone with the fight taking place on March 22 at the Bell Centre.


Adonis Stevenson avenged his only loss, knocking out Darnell Boone with a pair of lefts in the sixth round on March 22,2013, at the Bell Centre.


Adonis Stevenson, fighting at 171.9 pounds, forced Boone to take a knee with a right hook to the body early in the sixth, then stunned him coming out of a corner with a left uppercut, followed with a straight left that sent Boone on the canvas.


Adonis Stevenson hit Dawson with a left hook that dropped him very early in the first round of the fight, and though Dawson got up before the count of eight the referee stopped the fight, giving Adonis Stevenson an unexpected knockout victory.


Adonis Stevenson's victory was his eighth straight since his only career defeat, all coming by knockout.


Adonis Stevenson stated the reason he moved up was due to not being able to secure a world title fight at super middleweight, accusing Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler of ducking him and fighting each other instead in a rematch.


Adonis Stevenson dominated the precedings, flustering Cloud with quick hands and shocking power.


Adonis Stevenson was cut on the left eyelid in the opening round.


Adonis Stevenson became the first boxer to stop Bellew winning the fight via TKO.

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In round 6, Adonis Stevenson put Bellew down with a left hand, he beat the count and the referee let the fight go on.


Adonis Stevenson started off very well, dropping his opponent twice with sharp lefts and appeared close to stopping his opponent.


CompuBox Stats showed over the 12 rounds, Adonis Stevenson landed 329 of 790 punches thrown and Fonfara landed 217 of his 613 thrown.


Adonis Stevenson added that he was willing to fight Bernard Hopkins or Sergey Kovalev next, but would leave the decision to his manager, Al Haymon.


That the window has now closed, alleging that Adonis Stevenson's age is a contributing factor.


Adonis Stevenson stated the Pascal fight would likely take place in the Spring of 2015.


Adonis Stevenson retained his belts via a fifth round stoppage following a one punch knockout.


Adonis Stevenson was in control from the opening bell, throwing minimal punches as the crowd started to boo.


On February 28,2015 Premier Boxing Champions announced that Adonis Stevenson would defend his titles against 35 year old former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika on April 4 at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.


Adonis Stevenson dropped Bika in rounds 6 and 9 en route to winning the fight on the scorecards after 12 rounds, retaining his world titles.


In round 5, Adonis Stevenson landed a left which dropped Bika, but referee Michael Griffin ruled it a slip.


Karpency, previously coming off the biggest win of his career, a split decision win against Chad Dawson, the man who Adonis Stevenson beat to win the light heavyweight championship.


Adonis Stevenson immediately knocked Karpency down after he got up, and the referee called a halt to the bout, awarding Stevenson a TKO victory in round 3.


In November 2015, citing the fact that Adonis Stevenson hadn't faced a top-ranked opponent in the last two years, The Ring Magazine stripped Adonis Stevenson of his belt.


On May 31,2016, it was announced that Adonis Stevenson would defend his WBC and Lineal titles against 28 year old southpaw Thomas Williams Jr.


Williams weighed in the heaviest of the two at 174.6 pounds, with Adonis Stevenson weighing in at 173.6 pounds.


Adonis Stevenson connected with a hard left to Williams' head in round one that floored him with approximately 30 seconds left, however Williams beat the referees count.


Adonis Stevenson then knocked out former super-middleweight world champion Lucian Bute in February 2017 in a final eliminator to become mandatory challenger for the WBC light heavyweight title.


The last time Adonis Stevenson fought at that arena was in 2014 against Fonfara.


Adonis Stevenson, who was patient with his left hand, eventually landed a left hook to the head of Fonfara, dropping him to the canvas.

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Round 2 opened with Adonis Stevenson carrying on where he left of, pummeling Fonfara with huge lefts.


Adonis Stevenson revealed the fight would take place in Quebec.


Adonis Stevenson responded to claims of Jack wanting to fight Stevenson, saying it would only be possible if it were a unification.


Yvon Michel admitted he was working on a deal to keep Alvarez happy and this was the same reason as to why tickets had not yet gone on sale for the Adonis Stevenson-Jack fight, which was a month away.


Adonis Stevenson outpointed Jack in the early rounds being more active, however from round 5, it was Jack who was the busier and accurate of the two.


Adonis Stevenson carried the momentum into round 11 but it was Jack who finished the fight stronger.


In round 7, Adonis Stevenson complained to referee Ian John Lewis about low blows and in round 8, Jack was warned.


Jack later explained Adonis Stevenson's cup was low, hence why the shots looked like low blows.


On June 18,2018, the WBC ordered Adonis Stevenson to make a mandatory defence against interim champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk.


Adonis Stevenson stated the fight was being targeted for November 3,2018, in Quebec.


Gvozdyk was the busier boxer landing punches through the mid rounds and it was Adonis Stevenson who looked to be landing the better shots in some rounds, but not all of them.


In round nine, Adonis Stevenson started throwing body shots, and had success landing them.


Gvozdyk celebrated with his team and trainer Teddy Atlas, but composed themselves quickly as soon as they realized Adonis Stevenson was badly hurt.


Adonis Stevenson was able to sit back on his stool whilst doctors checked on him.


Adonis Stevenson began to feel dizzy in his dressing room, and was taken to a local hospital.


The morning after the fight, it was reported that Adonis Stevenson was in critical condition in intensive care.


In 2012, in response to questioning at a press conference before a fight, Adonis Stevenson admitted to previously serving jail time in Bordeaux, Quebec, on charges of managing prostitutes, assault, and making threats.


Adonis Stevenson served four years in prison for these crimes, and offenses which took place while incarcerated.