Adonis Stevenson’s rematch with Andrzej Fonfara didn’t exactly come at a time when the iron was hot, and, well, we didn’t get much out of a three-year wait. Stevenson stopped Fonfara early in the second round to retain his WBC light heavyweight title tonight in Montreal.
Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO) was completely dominant in this fight, running Fonfara (29-5, 17 KO) over like a Mack truck. He dropped Fonfara halfway into the opening round, and the fight was more or less over at that point.
Here’s the first round knockdown:
Things got no better for Fonfara from there, as he was being battered until the bell to end round one, and round two started exactly the same, with Stevenson harassing him and delivering constant, unanswered left hands, before trainer Virgil Hunter stopped the fight.
Here are the closing moments:
Stevenson, 39, now owes Eleider Alvarez (23-0, 11 KO) his mandatory title shot. Alvarez defeated Jean Pascal by decision earlier in the evening.