Super middleweight knockout artist Adonis “Superman” Stevenson will attempt to avenge his lone career loss when he meets Darnell Boone on March 22 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Stevenson’s promoter, Yvon Michel, announced at a press conference on Monday.
The story was originally reported by Matt Casavant of Fightnews Canada and TSN690 Radio, who was in attendance at the news conference.
Stevenson (19-1, 16 knockouts) has scored six straight stoppage victories since falling by second-round knockout to Boone (19-20-3, 8 KOs) in April of 2010. Stevenson, 35, was last in the ring for October’s 12th-round knockout of Donovan “Da Bomb” George, whom he dropped five times.
Meanwhile, Boone, who is 33, has gone 2-5-1 since facing Stevenson, having been stopped twice and lost his last three fights. One of his two wins was by TKO.
Still, Stevenson is placing himself at risk by facing Boone, since he is the IBF’s mandatory to perhaps face the winner of a May 25 rematch between IBF titleholder Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KOs) and WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KOs).
Kessler defeated Froch by unanimous decision in a bloody brawl in April of 2010.
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