Stevenson keen on Fonfara deal as promoters set up Tuesday meeting

Phil Jay 27/01/2014

WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson has told WBN that a fight with Andrzej Fonfara is in the works and the Canadian is hopeful that a deal can be concluded for a spring encounter.

‘Superman’ will take to the ring for the first time since his breakout year in 2013 on May 24 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, with Fonfara in pole position to land a challenge against Stevenson, which was also confirmed by promoter Yvon Michel.

“Fonfara is the number one candidate to fight Adonis on May 24th at the Bell Centre,” Michel clarified to World Boxing News.

“There is no deal done yet, but I will meet with his promoter (Leon Margules) on Tuesday in Florida to talk about making the fight.”

Big-punching Stevenson has stopped 20 of his 23 wins, the latest being a crushing techinal knockout of Tony Bellew in Quebec, as the 36 year-old heads towards a massive future unification with WBO king Sergey Kovalev.

Fonfara, 26, has lost two of his 28 contests, with one no contest since entering the paid ranks in 2006 and the Pole is currently on an undefeated run stretching back to a stoppage loss to Derrick Findley in 2008.

The Chicago-based puncher has halted twelve of his last thirteen opponents, eight in the first four rounds, and is a former IBO light-heavyweight title holder after overpowering Tommy Karpency in 2012.

More is set to come to light in the next few days as to whether the two will eventually reach an agreement.

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