In the ‘show before the show,’ Showtime Extreme will feature two bouts in support of the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara light heavyweight championship main event.
A stacked undercard supports the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara main event for Stevenson’s RING and WBC light heavyweight championship on May 24.
Much to the dismay of light heavyweight contender Anatoliy Dudchenko, the IBF has dictated that Bernard Hopkins can prioritize a title unification bout with RING/WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.
After his textbook victory over Beibut Shumenov on Saturday night, IBF/WBA light heavyweight titlist Bernard Hopkins is ready for more legacy-defining challenges.
Bernard Hopkins spoke to boxing writers after unifying the IBF and WBA 175-pound titles by outclassing Beibut Shumenov but the 49-year-old marvel says he wants more belts. “I must be the undisputed light heavyweight champ before I leave boxing,” said Hopkins, who is targeting RING/WBC champ Adonis Stevenson next.
Kathy Duva praised the fighters and her Main Events staff for making the April 4 NBC Sports Net “Fight Night” one to remember. Duva also provides an update on the Sergey Kovalev-Adonis Stevenson situation.
Bernard Hopkins isn’t overlooking Beibut Shumenov, but he is looking past him to a Showtime matchup with Adonis Stevenson, with the winner to potentially hold the RING, IBF, WBC and WBA light heavyweight titles.
Yvon Michel said Adonis Stevenson never agreed to terms for a Andrzej Fonfara fight or a showdown with Sergey Kovalev to be televised on HBO. Stevenson’s promoter claims HBO wanted them to commit to a multi-fight deal and options beyond a Kovalev rematch.
Curtis Stevens shared his uninhibited thoughts on his April 4 opponent, Tureano Johnson, future fights with Peter Quillin and James Kirkland, Adonis Stevenson’s “b__ch move,” and boxing’s Cold War in this raw interview with Bill Emes. (Warning: explicit language used.)
Sergey Kovalev’s handlers are insisting that a deal is in place for the WBO light heavyweight titleholder to fight RING and WBC champion Adonis Stevenson in September on HBO should Stevenson get beyond a May 24 defense against Andrzej Fonfara on Showtime.
Could HBO have shown RING and WBC 175-pound champion Adonis Stevenson the money to face WBO counterpart Sergey Kovalev? Apparently, that point is moot now that “Superman” has signed with Al Haymon and Showtime.
Sergey Kovalev spoke to the ringside media after stopping Cedric Agnew. The unbeaten WBO light heavyweight titleholder talked a little about his Adonis Stevenson diss on HBO, the Agnew fight and his future, including a possible bout vs. Jean Pascal.
Sergey Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva spoke to the media about the WBO 175-pound titleholder’s KO of Cedric Agnew, his future plans, possible legal action against Adonis Stevenson’s promoter, and her other KO artist, middleweight contender Curtis Stevens.
RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson wasn’t impressed by what he saw in Sergey Kovalev’s win over Cedric Agnew on Saturday night, calling the undefeated WBO titleholder “just an average fighter.”
With Sergey Kovalev it’s not a matter of if his opponents will be knocked out. It’s a matter of when. Cedric Agnew was taken out with a jab to the body in Round 7 of their WBO light heavyweight title bout on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Atlantic City, N.J., hasn’t had a big-time star since Arturo Gatti. However, promoter Kathy Duva feels she might have another action hero for the former boxing hotbed with WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev.