Despite the odds heavily favoring Ring Magazine and WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson for this Saturday's Showtime main event, the champ isn't overlooking a foe most expect to be a bit overmatched, saying he's been in this position before, and knows what this type of fighter can do.
"He's dangerous, you know, so I will box him. Basic boxing," Stevenson said. "The knockout's going to come by itself. I know he's trained hard and he's got a heart. He's the first contender in the IBF and third in the WBC, so I know he's hungry. I've been there. I know what he can bring."
Stevenson (23-1, 20 KO) says he feels no pressure heading into the fight, and no pressure to score a thrilling knockout of Fonfara (25-2, 15 KO), either.
"There's no pressure. I know I'm a knockout artist. Knockout artists don't have pressure. I can box. The knockout's going to come by itself."
"You'll see on Showtime, the skill, and the speed, and the super punch, too."