Margules proud of Fonfara effort, backs Stevenson to stop Hopkins

The promoter of recent world light-heavyweight title challenger Andrzej Fonfara, Leon Margules, he spoken of his pride at watching the Pole give WBC champion Adonis Stevenson such a tough fight.

Fonfara, 26, dropped the self-proclaimed ‘Superman’ on Saturday night at the Bell Centre on his way to an eventual points defeat, which Margules says will stand him in good stead for the future.

“I was extremely proud of Andrzej and the fight he gave,” Margules told World Boxing News.

“He stayed on in Montreal for a vacation with his friends after the fight for a few days and I think he fully deserved it. Although he lost the fight, I think Fonfara will be a better fighter for it and ultimately he will win a world title.”

Following another successful defence, 36 year-old Stevenson is now being linked to a massive Showtime showdown with WBA and IBF king Bernard Hopkins at the end of 2014, but despite going to distance for the first time in six years against Fonfara, Margules sees another stoppage on the horizon for the big-punching Haitian.

“It’s an intriguing fight If they do meet in the future, but I see Adonis stopping Hopkins,” added Margules.

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