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Stevenson comes full circle

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By Dave Spencer
Photo Herby Whyne

As far as mistakes go, it was as big as you can make in boxing. And the timing? It couldn’t have been worse.

After a handful of impressive wins, an unbeaten Adonis Stevenson set off for greener pastures for fame and fortune, heading south and hooking up with American promoter Lou DiBella for his first fight on American soil.

But everything unravelled at breakneck speed for the Haitian born Montrealer in oceanside Maryland in April 2010, and despite a dominant first round in which he scored a pair of knockdowns, Stevenson was done in less then four minutes to then 16-15-2 Darnell Boone.

“I put him to sleep,” said Boone Thursday in advance of tonight’s rematch. (More)

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