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Adonis Stevenson UD 12 Andrzej Fonfara live round-by-round updates

RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight's light heavyweight championship during which RING/WBC titleholder Adonis Stevenson scored knockdowns in the first and fifth rounds and rose from the canvas himself in the ninth of a unanimous decision over Andrzej Fonfara at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec on Showtime.

Stevenson (24-1, 20 knockouts), a 36-year-old southpaw, took a run of 13-1 with 13 knockouts in his previous 14 fights into the bout with Fonfara (25-3, 15 KOs). Stevesnon had stopped 10 consecutive opponents since being knocked out by Darnell Boone in April 2010.

Stevenson had an advantage in overall punches landed, 329-to-217, as well as in power shots (260-to-157) and jabs (69-to-60),

Fonfara, 26, brought a run of 15 straight victories, 12 by knockout, into the clash and was last in action during December's second-round knockout of Samuel Miller that followed a ninth-round stoppage of ex-beltholder Gabriel Campillo in August.

Fonfara had last suffered defeat against Derrick Findley by second-round stoppage in July 2008 but did not blink during Friday's nose-to-nose post-weigh-in staredown with Stevenson, whom he vowed would get knocked out for the second time in his career.

In victory over Fonfara, Stevenson hopes to have set up a potential showdown with 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins, who was in action last month with a majority decision victory over Beibut Shumenov, unifying the IBF and WBA belts.

The Showtime broadcast began at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara

Referee: Frank Garza, Jr.

Judges: John McKaie (New York) and John Woodburn, (Canada) had it 115-110 while Richard De Carufel (Canada) had it 116-109 all for Adonis Stevenson.

RINGTV.COM HAS IT FOR STEVENSON, 116-109

Fonfara enters the arena first, wearing a black robe to a majority of boos.

Stevenson enters roundly cheered wearing a red baseball cap, read top with "Superman" in blue letters on the back as well as golden trunks with "Adonis" across the beltline in blue letters.

Newly-crowned Hatian WBC heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stiverne, who, like Stevenson, is of Hatian descent, has joined Stevenson for his ring walk.

Jimmy Lennon: "It's Showtime!"

 

 

RINGTV.COM HAS IT FOR STEVENSON, 116-109

 

Round 1: Fighters are at ring center. Fonfara comes out attacking with long jabs and long rights. Jab to the head and a long right to the head by Fonfara. Left by Stevenson backs up Fonfara. Decent double-jab being established by Fonfara. Jab and a left by Stevenson. Jab by Fonfara that is reaching its mark. HARD STRAIGHT LEFT FLOORS FONFARA TO HIS KNEES. He's up, takes an eight count from referee Frank Garza. STEVENSON IS ON HIM, FIRING AWAY. Fonfara in retreat and takes a left in the corner. Right uppercut and a left to the body by Fonfara. Stevenson still is coming. Left to the head and one to the body by Stevenson. Fonfara covering. Jab by Fonfara. Left to the body by Stevenson. Stevenson, 10-8.

 

Round 2: The brave Fonfara comes out jabbing as he did in the first. Decent right by Fonfara and another by Fonfara. Two solid shots that Stevenson felt. Counter left by Stevenson and another. Another left by Steveson. Another left by Stevenson. Decent lead right by Fonfara. Left hook by Fonfara. Decent comeback for Fonfara. Jab to the body and two lefts by Stevenson. Double-jab and a right by Fonfara. Left lands for Stevenson. Double-jab by Stevenson. Left by Stevenson, who is boxing. Right and left both to the body by Stevenson. Two jabs and a left by Stevenson. Stevenson, 10-9; Stevenson, 20-17.

 

Round 3: Fonfara, yet again, moves forward behind his jab. Left uppercut by Stevenson. Left to the jaw by Stevenson. Stevenson jabbing to the body and coming with the left to the head. Hard left to the head over the jab by Stevenson. Fonfara's still coming forward. Hook by Fonfara. Jab and two lefts by Stevenson. Two more lefts by Stevenson. Left to the body by Stevenson. Jab and left by Stevenson. Hook by Fonfara. Two lefts by Stevenson. Blood flowing from aorund Fonfara's right eye. Two lefts and a jab by Stevenson. solid stuff from Stevenson. Two jabs are followed by consecutive lefts by Stevenson. Left to the head by Stevenson. Jab by Fonfara. Stevenson, 10-9; Stevenson, 30-26.

 

Round 4:  Stevenson's trainer Sugar Hill does not like it that Stevenson allows Fonfara to get off early in the rounds. Fonfara, nevertheless, gets off an early solid jab. Stevenson comes with a succession of jabs followed by left hands. Fonfara trying to time the jab with his hooks. Stevenson and Fonfara trade blows equally. Stevenson's jab is the difference in setting the tempo or stealing it. Lefts by Stevenson, one of which is countered by a Fonfara left. Left to the body and to the head by Stevenson. Jab by Stevenson. Jab by Stevenson. Hook to the body by Fonfara. Hard right by Fonfara. Right to the body and then the head by Fonfara. Jab and left by Stevenson. Stevenson, 10-9; Stevenson, 40-35.

 

Round 5: Fonfara's trainer asking for more than one, two punches at at time. More combinations. Stevenson gets off first early this time with his jab. Left by Stevenson. Jab by Stevenson. Stevenson sticking the jab, gets countered with a left. Left by Stevenson. Jab by Fonfara. JAB AND THEN LEFT TO THE STOMACH FLOORS FONFARA BRIEFLY, YET AGAIN. He's up. Stevenson's on him. Another left to the body and a right to the head by Stevenson. Right to the body by Stevenson. Left uppercut by Stevenson. Decent patience by Stevenson. Another left to the body and then the head by Stevenson. Fonfara still coming forward. Left to the body by Stevenson and then one to the head by Stevenson. Another two lefts to the body. Right to the head by Stevenson. Stevenson, 10-8; Stevenson, 50-43.

 

Round 6:  Stevenson back to jabbing and moving. Right to the body by Stevenson. Left to the head and a jab by Stevenson. Jab to the head, two lefts to the body by Stevenson. Right by Fonfara. Two lefts to the body and one to the had by Stevenson. Jab by Fonfara. FONFARA TAKES A LEFT TO THE BODY THAT HURTS HIM. STEVENSON IS ON THE CHASE, FIRING AWAY. Fonfara literally running. Left to the body and right to the head by Stevenson. Jab by Stevenson and left to the head by Stevenson. Left and right by Fonfara. Double-jab by Fonfara. Jab by Stevenson and left to the body. Righ to the head by Stevenson, two rights by Fonfara. Jab by Stevenson and another. Stevenson, 10-9; Stevenson, 60-52.

 

Round 7: Stevenson continues to box. Jab, left hands. Fonfara leads with his right and then jabs, but not as effective. Left to the body by Stevenson, decent counter right by Fonfara. Right by Fonfara. Jab by Stevenson and jab by Fonfara. Left by Stevenson to the head and then the body. Jab to the head and body by Stevenson. Jab and right by Fonfara. Hook by Fonfara, who gets tagged with a left. Left to the body by Stevenson. Jab to the head by Stevenson and left to the chest. Left to the body by Fonfara. Left by Stevenson. Two rights by Fonfara. Left to the body by Stevenson. Stevenson, 10-9; Stevenson, 70-61.

 

Round 8: Fonfara is in Stevenson's face. Stevenson's still getting off first. Six jabs by Stevenson, two of which were blocked. Jab and left is the pattern by Stevenson, to the head and body. Stevenson takes a four-punch combo on the ropes, but Stevenson gets off the ropes with a left to the body. Jab by Stevenson. Two rights to the body for Stevenson, and then a left. Right hook to the head by Stevenson. Two jabs and a left by Stevenson. Right by Fonfara. Left to the had by Fonfara. Right by Fonfara. Left by Stevenson. Pressure by Fonfara may be starting to bother Stevenson. Stevenson gets in a right to the head and a left. Fonfara, 10-9; Stevenson, 79-71.

Round 9:  STEVENSON'S DOWN FROM A RIGHT HAND. Fonfara's coming forward. Stevenson's jabbing. Left by Stevenson. Solid right by Fonfara. Solid left by Fonfara. Right by Fonfara. Stevenson looks to be fading. LEFT UPPERCUT INSIDE FROM FONFARA. Stevenson's clinching. Stevenson's back to jabbing. Lead right and left by Fonfara. Straight right hand by Fonfara. Stevenson's on his toes. Jab by Fonfara. Left by Stevenson. Left to the body by Stevenson. Jab by Fonfara. Stevenson bleeding from the nose. Fonfara, 10-8; Stevenson, 87-81.

Round 10:  Stevenson's holding on early. Fonfara's trying to get him. Lead right by Fonfara. Left uppercut by Stevenson. Fonfara in trouble. Lead left by Steveson. Left uppercut by Stevenson. Fonfara complains of low blow. Double-left by Fonfara. Left to the head and right to the body by Stevenson. Right hook to the body by Stevenson and another. Double-jab by Fonfara. Right and left by Stevenson. Right hook and left to the body by Stevenson. Triple jab by Fonfara. Left by to the body and left uppercut by Stevenson. Right to the body by stevenson. Left to the head and body by Stevenson. Stevenson outworks Fonfara down the stretch. Stevenson, 10-9; Stevenson, 97-90.

 

Round 11:  Fonfara lands a decent right. Fonfara gets hit low once again. Straight right by Fonfara. Left and a right by Fonfra. Stevenson hammering away at Fonfara's body. Fonfara gets in a left hook. Stevenson continues to hammer the body. Left upercut hurts Fonfara, who retreats to the ropes. Left hook by Fonfara followed by a right. Left uppercut by Stevenson. Left uppercut by Fonfara. Right to the body by Stevenson. Left uppercut by Fonfara. Left uppercut by Stevenson. Left and right by Fonfara. Left to the body by Stevenson. Left to the head by Fonfara. Stevenson busier to the body. Right to the body and left to the body by Stevenson. Left uppercut by Stevenson. They trade right hands. Stevenson, 10-9; Stevenson, 107-99.

 

Round 12: Fonfara rises to his feet in an attempt to rally the crowd. Fonfara down from a slip near the ropes. Right by Fonfara, two lefts by Stevenson. Right and left to the body by Stevenson. Left by Stevenson. Long clinch. Right by Fonfara. Two rights to the body by Fonfara. Two jabs and a left by Stevenson. Long right and a left hook by Fonfara. Left hand by Stevenson. Stevenson working the body on the ropes. Left and right by Fonfara. Right by Fonfara. Hard right by Fonfara. Left hook by Fonfara. Right and left by Fonfara. Stevenson's holding. Left uppercut by Stevenson. Hard right and left by Fonfara and a punch by Fonfara after the bell. Fonfara, 10-9; Stevenson, 116-109.

RINGTV.COM HAS IT FOR STEVENSON, 116-109

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