Adonis Stevenson will defend his WBC light heavyweight title against Tommy Karpency on Friday, September 11, with the world title fight coming to Toronto and airing on Spike in the United States as part of their PBC series.
Stevenson (26-1, 21 KO) will obviously be a massive favorite in the fight, as the 37-year-old lineal champ of the division won't be expected to have any trouble whatsoever with fellow southpaw Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KO). Karpency, 29, has won four straight fights after back-to-back losses to Nathan Cleverly and Andrzej Fonfara in 2012, but three of those wins came against journeymen club fighters Dhafir Smith and Rayco Saunders (twice).
Karpency's main argument as any sort of legitimate challenger comes from an October 2014 win over Chad Dawson, a fight that showcased just how far the former champ Dawson has slipped at this point. Stevenson knocked out Dawson in 76 seconds back in June 2013.
Outside of fights with Cleverly, Fonfara, and Dawson, Karpency's only other bout of real significance came in 2010, when he lost to Karo Murat in Germany. His other loss was to Rayco Saunders in 2008.
Stevenson has made five straight successful defenses of his title, beating Tavoris Cloud, Tony Bellew, Fonfara, Dmitry Sukhotsky, and Sakio Bika.