RING/WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson informed RingTV.com on Tuesday that he has signed with manager/advisor Al Haymon, widely considered the most powerful and influential man in boxing.
"I've just signed with Al Haymon. Did it about 10 minutes ago. This is a beautiful day," said Stevenson, from the home of a friend in Calabasas, Calif. "I'm going to make more money. This is a great day, and I'm going straight to the bank."
Sam Watson, Haymon's chief associate, also informed RingTV.com that the advisor has signed lightweight John Molina.
A 36-year-old southpaw, Stevenson (23-1, 20 knockouts) would be after his 11th consecutive stoppage win against Fonfara. Stevenson's sixth-round knockout of Tony Bellew in November was his fourth stoppage win in as many victories during 2013.
The 26-year-old Fonfara has won 15 straight, 12 of them by stoppage, and was last in action during December's second-round knockout of Samuel Miller.
The win over Miller followed Fonfara's ninth-round stoppage of ex-beltholder Gabriel Campillo in August. Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs) last suffered defeat against Derrick Findley by second-round knockout in July 2008.
"We haven't made the fight yet," said Stevenson. "But I'll let Yvon and Al Haymon take care of all of that."