The weigh-in between Adonis Stevenson and Tony Bellew turned into a near riot has both fighters had to be held back. The melee erupted after Bellew called Stevenson “a pimp” and brought up Stevenson’s violent involvement in a prostitution ring that led to jail time over a decade ago. RDS quoted Bellew as saying, “Tell his victims to watch HBO Saturday night. I’ll give him the beating of his life and avenge his victims, I promise you!”
Adonis Stevenson 174.4 vs. Tony Bellew 175
(WBC light heavyweight title)
Sergey Kovalev 174.6 vs. Ismayl Sillakh 174.4
(WBO light heavyweight title)
Venue: Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City
TV: HBO (The telecast begins with the replay of Manny Pacquiao’s win over Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 in Macau.
Photos: Ed Mulholland/HBO