Once again, it was the straight left hand.
WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson successfully defended his title at Quebec’s Pepsi Colisee with a fifth round knockout of Russian challenger Dmitri Sukhotsky last night.
But now, the question remains louder: When will Stevenson defend against WBO, WBA and IBF titleholder Sergey Kovalev?
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Stevenson improved to (25-1-0, 21 KOs), while Sukhotskiy fell to (22-3-0, 16 KOs).
Stevenson reportedly bolted on an agreed 2013 HBO deal to fight Kovalev earlier in 2014 – disputed by Stevenson’s camp – which led to him signing with Showtime and fellow Canadian Jean Pascal moving in to fight Kovalev in March 2015.
Last night’s win does not impress the many critics and fans eager to see Superman unify the belt with Kovalev.