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Adonis Stevenson vs Andrzej Fonfara report
Who won Stevenson vs Fonfara?
Adonis Stevenson beat Andrzej Fonfara by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at Bell Centre in Montreal.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was for the WBC light heavyweight championship of the world.
Stevenson vs Fonfara stats
Adonis Stevenson stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Andrzej Fonfara made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Stevenson had a large advantage in power over Fonfara, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Fonfara's 59%.
Adonis Stevenson was the older man by 10 years, at 45 years old.
Fonfara had a height advantage of 3 inches over Stevenson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Adonis Stevenson fought out of the southpaw stance, while Andrzej Fonfara was an orthodox fighter.
Stevenson's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Fonfara's, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 3 months later than Fonfara, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 154 to Fonfara's 140.
Andrzej Fonfara was ranked number 6 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Stevenson vs Fonfara form
Stevenson had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Thomas Williams Jr on 29th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tommy Karpency on 11th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and The Ring Light Heavyweight championship fight at Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sakio Bika on 4th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Light heavyweight and The Ring Light Heavyweight championship fight at Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City.
Before that, he had won against Dmitry Sukhotsky on 19th December 2014 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City.
He had beat Andrzej Fonfara on 24th May 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Fonfara had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Chad Dawson on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joe Smith Jr on 18th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Nathan Cleverly on 16th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
Before that, he had won against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 18th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had defeated Doudou Ngumbu on 1st November 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Andrzej Fonfara had been fighting more than Adonis Stevenson.
Going to this contest, Adonis Stevenson had last fought 6 years, 7 months and 19 days ago, while Andrzej Fonfara's last outing had been 6 years and 16 days ago.
Stevenson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 9 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Fonfara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 4 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Stevenson vs Fonfara start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada, which was 11:00 PM EST or 8:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Stevenson vs Fonfara?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.
What were the odds on Stevenson vs Fonfara?
Adonis Stevenson was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Andrzej Fonfara made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.
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