Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Stevenson new champ, KOs Dawson in one
Canadian light heavyweight Adonis Stevenson gave the fans in Montreal a thrilling victory by taking out RING 175-pound champ Chad Dawson with a left hook in the first round.
Canadian light heavyweight Adonis Stevenson gave the fans in Montreal a thrilling victory by taking out 175-pound champ Chad Dawson with a left hook in the first round.
Dawson beat the count after being floored a minute into the fight, but referee Michael Griffin saw the lingering effects in his legs and called it off at 1:16. Stevenson came away from the first title shot of his career with an improved record of 21-1, 18 knockouts, and wearing the RING and WBC belts.
Dawson fell to 31-3 (17 KOs) in his second consecutive loss by knockout. In September he fell to super middleweight champ Andre Ward in the tenth round of a bout contested at 168 pounds.
In the opening bout, Yuriorkis Gamboa's first foray into the lightweight division was a forgettable affair ending in a unanimous decision win over Darley Perez by scores of 116-11, 116-11 and 115-12.