Undefeated knockout artist Adonis Stevenson, the longest reigning light heavyweight champion, will defend his title against two-division champion Badou Jack live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 19 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Stevenson vs. Jack is one of the most intriguing matches in the light heavyweight division as Jack, a former 168-pound and 175-pound champion, has moved up to challenge one of the hardest hitters in the sport, with both men looking to make their claim as the class of the division.
The lineal 175-pound champion most recently defended his title with a second round stoppage of Andrzej Fonfara last June and delivered a third round TKO over Tommy Karpency in his most recent defense in Toronto in 2015. “I’m definitely excited and hungry to get into the ring and perform,” said Stevenson. “I’ve
trained very hard for this fight against Badou Jack. I’m looking forward to winning this fight by knockout. I’m from the Kronk Gym and we always look for the knockout. Jack is a good, technical boxer. He was a world champion and he has done very well. He’s tough and I won’t underestimate him. I’ll be prepared for anything he brings in the ring.