Tonight, across the pond, there’s an interesting light-heavyweight fight scheduled to take place.
The fight at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada, sees Adonis Stevenson make a defence of his WBC world title belt against Badou Jack.
At 40-years-of-age Stevenson is in the twilight of his career and many boxing pundits, myself included, believe this is Stevenson’s toughest fight for many a year.
At the weigh-in, Stevenson who has a record that reads 29-1 with 24 wins coming by way of knockout, tipped the scales at 173.25 pounds whilst Jack, who has a record that reads 22-1-2 with 13 wins coming by knockout, weighed 175 pounds.
Both fighters, as you’d expect, were confident of winning when interviewed at the weigh-in, with Stevenson remarking,
“Anything he brings, I will be ready. I will get the job done.
“This will not go 12 rounds. I just need one punch, only one.”
With the challenger, Jack, replying with,
“I’m just going to go in there and be smart and win the fight.
“I have no nerves, I’m just excited. I felt he was nervous; you could feel it. He’s finally in against a real fighter. He hasn’t fought anyone top-notch since 2013.”
Is this the night Stevenson gets dethroned?
Sat here in the editorial chair I don’t see it happening, I reckon Stevenson will have too much speed of punch for the challenger and could stop him late on.
But it promises to be a smashing contest and one I’m looking forward to.