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Adonis Stevenson vs Badou Jack slated for May 19

Adonis Stevenson defends his belt again, against arguably his most dangerous challenger yet.

Adonis Stevenson v Andrzej Fonfara 2 Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Adonis Stevenson’s fight with Badou Jack has a date, as the two will square off for Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title on May 19. An exact venue hasn’t been decided, but the fight will take place in Canada, most likely in Montreal or Quebec City.

Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO) has held the WBC belt since beating Chad Dawson in 2013, making eight successful defenses to date. The 40-year-old titleholder has never looked his age, including in his most recent fight, a TKO-2 win over Andrzej Fonfara in a rematch last June.

Jack (22-1-2, 13 KO) has rebounded pretty well from a shocking 2014 loss to Derek Edwards, to say the least. Three fights later in 2015, he beat Anthony Dirrell for the WBC super middleweight title, and defended successfully against George Groves and Lucian Bute before going to a draw with James DeGale in January 2017, in a fight that was nominated for BWAA Fight of the Year.

Most recently, Jack moved to light heavyweight and crushed Nathan Cleverly on the Mayweather-McGregor card last August.

Stevenson-Jack will be part of a split site card on Showtime on May 19, as Keith Thurman also returns to action that night in Brooklyn.

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