home_eng_24

 

Adonis Stevenson vows to KO “The next guy”


separador_noticia_gde

 

 

  wbc

 

separador_noticia_gde

 

 

WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson, who had built a reputation by knocking down opponents like ninepins,  is set to make his ninth, and perhaps most difficult, world title defence.

Adonis faces two division world champion Badou Jack this Saturday, live on SHOWTIME from Air Canada Centre in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. As fight week events in Toronto near, Stevenson shared some thoughts on his "Superman" training camp and Saturday's showdown.
 
"Badou is a two-time world champion for a reason, so I'm not underestimating him!   I know he's durable and that he has attributes like good head movement. I have to be ready for everything."

Although many consider this Stevenson's toughest defense in at least a few years, the champion's mindset is unchanged from any of his other world title fights.

"Every fight is a big fight for me," said Stevenson. "This fight is nothing different. Badou Jack is a good fighter and people think very highly of him. But in my mind, he's just... the next guy that I have to beat!"

With knockout victories in seven of his nine world title fights, Stevenson has become known for exceptional power, especially in his left hand. This serves as a strategy for the champion and is something he trains for, laser guided by  his trainer Javan "Sugar" Hill.
 
"I'm always going for the knockout," said Stevenson. "I'm still ready for 12 rounds, but I want the stoppage every time. I'm hungry for knockouts. If Badou comes in aggressive, this could end very quickly.

"You have to step into the ring with me to understand my power. If I connect right just one time, that's it, lights out. We train specifically for knockouts. You'll have to wait and see how I do it on May 19."

As the longest-reigning champion at 175-pounds, and the second longest-reigning champion in boxing, Stevenson has established his case as the best fighter in the division, something he looks to continue to prove on May 19.
 
"I'm the king at light heavyweight," said Stevenson. "I beat the king to become the king. I know that I've accomplished some great things and me and my team plan to continue to do everything we can to stay on top. I'm the best fighter in this division, period. When I win on May 19, I'll just be doing my job. People might still talk trash, but I'll still be the champ."

Stevenson vs. Jack is part of a split-site SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT with featherweight champion Gary Russell, Jr. defending his title against mandatory title challenger Joseph Diaz from the MGM National Harbor in Maryland on Saturday, May 19.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel, Lee Baxter Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, are on sale now and available at www.ticketmaster.ca


a

 shop btn

telmexw

 

calendario-ing-203px

subscribe-to-rss 200X53

but fem out

 but Youth out

 VADA

 

 

botones_apagadosENG_r1_c1

WBCboxing.tv

 

 

Membership

bannermember 2018

Galleries

Garelia

Suljos Blog

Merchandise

WBCshopcom2

 

Distributors

ad mercancia 3sep2015 ingles banner

 links2

boton1 boton2 boton3 boton4 boton5 boton6

footerup

aaing