Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson on Saturday’s mandatory challenger Tony Bellew: “You can be sure that I am going to knock Bellew out. I think that the fight is going to go about four or five rounds and then I’m going to knock him out.”
Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
Vitali Klitschko, who has been busy in politics and nursing a hand injury, has been given until March to make the mandatory defense of his WBC heavyweight title against Bermane Stiverne.
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal and ex-super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute will fight on Jan. 18 at Bell Centre in Montreal. Their fight, a mega-bout in Canada, was originally scheduled for May 25 before a hand injury to Bute pushed it back.
Having already named all of his four children after boxers, Brandon Rios plans to do the same with his fifth, whose arrival he expects before his November clash with Manny Pacquiao.