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- Born: September 22, 1977
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- Age: 46
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- Weight: 175 lb
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- Stance: Southpaw
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- Nationality: Canada
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- Total Rounds: 45
Adonis Stevenson: Rise and Fall of the Light-Heavyweight Champion
Adonis Stevenson was a fierce fighter with a career spanning over 12 years, from 2006 to 2018. During this time, he fought in a total of 32 fights, winning 29, losing 2, and drawing 1. Stevenson was known for his devastating punches, with 24 of his wins coming by way of knockout.
Stevenson made his professional debut at the age of 29 in a fight against Mike Funk on September 30, 2006, which he won via first-round TKO. He went on to win his next 12 consecutive fights, including 9 via stoppage.
Stevenson had his first world title fight at the age of 35 in June 2013, after 21 professional fights. He fought Chad Dawson for the light-heavyweight WBC and The Ring titles and won the fight via first-round TKO, becoming the new light-heavyweight champion of the world. This was the start of Stevenson's rise to the top of the boxing world.
Stevenson went on to win two world titles at light-heavyweight, and he successfully defended his titles eight times. His notable victories include wins over Chad Dawson, Thomas Williams Jr., Dmitry Sukhotsky, Andrzej Fonfara, Tavoris Cloud, Tony Bellew, and Tommy Karpency.
Stevenson's career highlights include his first world title win against Chad Dawson, his successful title defenses against Tavoris Cloud, Tony Bellew, Andrzej Fonfara, Dmitry Sukhotsky, Sakio Bika, Tommy Karpency, Thomas Williams Jr., and Andrzej Fonfara, and his impressive record of 24 knockout wins.
The boxing world was shocked when Stevenson suffered his first loss in a title bout against Darnell Boone via second-round TKO on April 16, 2010. This loss ended his 13-fight win streak. However, Stevenson bounced back from this loss and continued his impressive career.
In his last professional fight on December 1, 2018, Stevenson defended his light-heavyweight title against Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk. However, he lost the fight via 11th round KO, and with it, he lost his WBC title. This was a devastating blow to Stevenson's career, and it led to his retirement from professional boxing.
Stevenson retired with a record of 29-2-1, which included two title wins and eight successful title defenses. However, his legacy will always be remembered for his ferocious punches and impressive knockout record.
Stevenson's boxing career was a testament to his hard work and dedication. He was a popular figure in the boxing world and inspired many young boxers to follow in his footsteps. His legacy will continue to live on, and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest light-heavyweight boxers of all time.
Adonis Stevenson Fight Record
|32||Dec 1, 2018||41||Oleksandr Gvozdyk||Loss||KO11|
|31||May 19, 2018||40||Badou Jack||Draw||MD|
|30||Jun 3, 2017||39||Andrzej Fonfara||Win||TKO2|
|29||Jul 29, 2016||38||Thomas Williams Jr.||Win||KO4|
|28||Sep 11, 2015||37||Tommy Karpency||Win||TKO3|
|27||Apr 4, 2015||37||Sakio Bika||Win||UD|
|26||Dec 19, 2014||37||Dmitry Sukhotsky||Win||KO5|
|25||May 24, 2014||36||Andrzej Fonfara||Win||UD|
|24||Nov 30, 2013||36||Tony Bellew||Win||TKO6|
|23||Sep 28, 2013||36||Tavoris Cloud||Win||RTD7|
|22||Jun 8, 2013||35||Chad Dawson||Win||TKO1|
|21||Mar 22, 2013||35||Darnell Boone||Win||KO6|
|20||Oct 12, 2012||35||Don George||Win||TKO12|
|19||Apr 20, 2012||34||Noé González Alcoba||Win||TKO2|
|18||Feb 18, 2012||34||Jesús González||Win||KO1|
|17||Dec 10, 2011||34||Aaron Pryor Jr.||Win||TKO9|
|16||Sep 17, 2011||33||Shujaa El-Amin||Win||TKO1|
|15||Apr 8, 2011||33||Derek Edwards||Win||KO3|
|14||Apr 16, 2010||32||Darnell Boone||Loss||TKO2|
|13||Sep 25, 2009||32||Jermain Mackey||Win||TKO5|
|12||Aug 1, 2008||30||Anthony Bonsante||Win||KO1|
|11||Apr 5, 2008||30||Dhafir Smith||Win||TKO5|
|10||Dec 7, 2007||30||David Whittom||Win||UD|
|9||Aug 3, 2007||29||Marlon Hayes||Win||UD|
|8||Jun 8, 2007||29||Alvaro Enriquez||Win||KO1|
|7||May 12, 2007||29||Marcus Thomas||Win||KO1|
|6||Apr 14, 2007||29||Carl Cockerham||Win||UD|
|5||Feb 10, 2007||29||Etianne Whitaker||Win||TKO1|
|4||Dec 11, 2006||29||Eduardo Calderon||Win||TKO1|
|3||Nov 18, 2006||29||Bonnie Joe McGee||Win||TKO2|
|2||Oct 28, 2006||29||Ferenc Lankonde||Win||TKO1|
|1||Sep 30, 2006||29||Mike Funk||Win||TKO1|