WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson is back in action this weekend just over three months on from his exceptional first round knockout win over previous belt holder Chad Dawson.
The Haitian-Canadian puts his new title on the line against former IBF king Tavoris Cloud at the Bell Centre in Montreal this Saturday night and promises his fans another big-punching display against the American challenger.
“You know, I’m very, very hungry. I know the next time I win isn’t going to be a quick – a very quick night, but I’m in good shape and I trained very hard for this fight,” said Stevenson.
“I know Tavoris Cloud. He is a good fighter, an impressive boxer. I know he is coming to Montreal (to win) and you’ve got to be ready. That is why I’m training very, very hard. I know I’m going to win. You know, I want my fans to see the fight, so I will win by knock out. Tavoris Cloud is going to be ready and he is going to come in and try to take my belt, but it is not going to happen.”
Stevenson, 36, is already pencilled in the face mandatory Tony Bellew if he can overcome Cloud to retain his green belt and heads into the fight a strong favourite to inflict a second defeat in a row on the former champion.
31 year-old ‘Thunder’ Cloud lost for the first time in his career against the legend that is Bernard Hopkins last time out in March and now gets an immediate chance to regain his status in Canada.