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Stevenson vs Jack: Fight heads to Toronto, not Montreal

Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack will meet in Toronto on May 19.

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

The May 19 fight between WBC light heavyweight titleholder Adonis Stevenson and former super middleweight titlist Badou Jack will not take place in Montreal, but rather at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, according to ESPN.

Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO) will be making the ninth defense of the title he won back in 2013 from Chad Dawson. Most of those fights have come at the Bell Centre in Montreal or Quebec City’s Pepsi Coliseum, but he did beat Tommy Karpency at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto back in 2015. This fight, being bigger than that one, gets the bigger building in Toronto.

Jack (22-1-2, 13 KO) is Swedish but based out of Las Vegas, and has not fought outside of the United States since 2010, coming to the States for his sixth pro fight in 2011. It will be his first fight in Canada, where he’ll certainly be the road fighter against Stevenson, but perhaps less so than he would have been in Quebec, where Stevenson is truly a star.

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