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Stevenson arrives with a bang

By Dave Spencer

It took only :76 seconds and a single left hand to make 35 year-old Adonis “Superman” Stevenson an overnight sensation and new WBC light-heavyweight champion, capturing the title in spectacular fashion from Chad Dawson Saturday night in Montreal. It was the quickest title victory in the light heavyweight division since Bobby Czyz took just 1:01 in an IBF title defence in 1986 and propels Stevenson past local rivals and former champions Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute and makes the local scene very interesting with Stevenson’s ascension to the world stage.

The Montreal fighter who moved up from 168 pounds for the fight didn’t waste any time in calling out the name of Bernard Hopkins when asked who her wanted next in what has been a devastating path of destruction to the top. “I’ve never seen anything as intense as this,” said Stevenson’s trainer Javan Hill after the contest, commenting on both the fighter and crowds reaction on the dramatic and sudden finish. “With Adonis doing it at home and winning a world championship, at home in front of his hometown friends, family and the city of Montreal…it was the most excitement that I have been around.” click here to coninue reading

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