Adonis Stevenson announces Tommy Karpency as next foe

Phil Jay 28/07/2015

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson is set to fight former WBO title challenger Tommy Karpency on September 11 after making the announcement himself via social media.

The Haitian-Canadian was hoping to face Sergey Kovalev in a unification until disagreements over TV networks ended a stipulated WBC purse bid and now Karpency has been drafted in as a replacement.

Stevenson, who has beaten every fighter he’s ever faced, will be a strong favourite to defend his crown as the 37 year-old puts his green belt on the line for the sixth time.

Karpency, 29, boasts a recent ten-round win over ex-Stevenson foe Chad Dawson, but did come up short when losing to ex-WBO champion Nathan Cleverly in his first world championship attempt back in 2012.

The southpaw then missed out on the IBO belt against another former Stevenson opponent Andrzej Fonfara nine months later and will begin as a huge underdog to dethrone the ‘Superman’ at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.