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WBC 02/06/2017

WBC STATISTICS – WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship

June 3, 2017 / Bell Centre / Montreal, Québec, Canada

GROUPE YVON MICHEL PRESENTS:




ADONIS “Superman” STEVENSON (Haiti / Canada)

WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion

Age: 39 / Date of birth: September 22, 1977

Residence: Montréal, Québec, Canada / Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Record: 28-1, 23 KOs / Total rounds: 129

Height: 5’11” – 180cm / Reach: 77” – 196cm / Stance: Left-handed

World championship fights: 8-0, 6 KOs

Manager: Al Haymon / Trainer: Sugarhill Steward

ANDRZEJ “The Polish Prince” FONFARA (Poland)

Ranked WBC No. 6 at Light Heavyweight

Age: 29 / Date of birth: November 4, 1987

Residence: Chicago, Illinois / Birthplace: Bialobrzegi, Poland

Record: 29-4, 17 KOs / Total rounds: 171 rounds

Height: 6’2.5” – 189cm / Reach: 76” – 193cm / Stance: Right-handed

World championship fights: 0-1

Manager: Marek Fonfara / Trainer: Virgil Hunter

WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS:

1.         Harold Johnson (US)                  1963

2.         Willie Pastrano (US)                  1963 – 1965

3.         Jose Torres (P. Rico)                 1965 – 1966

4.         Dick Tiger (Nigeria)                    1966 – 1968

5.         Bob Foster (US)                        1968 – 1974

6.         John Conteh (GB)                      1974 – 1977

7.         Miguel Angel Cuello (Arg)           1977 – 1978

8.         Mate Parlov (Yugoslavia)           1978

9.         Marvin Johnson (US)                 1978 – 1979

10.       Matthew Saad Muhammad (US) 1979 – 1981

11.       Dwight Muhammad Qawi (US)    1981 – 1983

12.       Michael Spinks (US)                  1983 – 1985

13.       J.B. Williamson (US)                  1985 – 1986

14.       Dennis Andries (GB)                  1986 – 1987

15.       Thomas Hearns (US)                 1987

16.       Don LaLonde (CAN)                  1987 – 1988

17.       Ray Leonard (US)                      1988

18.       Dennis Andries (GB)                  1989 *

19.       Jeff Harding (Australia)              1989 – 1990

20.       Dennis Andries (GB)                  1990 – 1991 *

21.       Jeff Harding (Australia)              1991 – 1994 *

22.       Mike McCallum (Jamaica)          1994 – 1995

23.       Fabrice Tiozzo (Fra)                  1995 – 1996

24.       Roy Jones Jr. (US)                    1996 – 1997

25.       Montell Griffin (US)                    1997

26.       Graciano Rocchigiani (Ger) (Int.) 1998

27.       Roy Jones Jr. (US)                    1997 – 2003 *

28.       Antonio Tarver (US)                   2003

29.       Roy Jones Jr. (US)                    2003 – 2004 *   

30.       Antonio Tarver (US)                   2004 *

31.       Tomasz Adamek (Poland)          2005 – 2007     

32.       Chad Dawson (US)                    2007 – 2008                 

33.       Adrian Diaconu (Rom/Can)         2008 – 2009

34.       Jean Pascal (Haiti/Canada)        2009 – 2011

35.       Chad Dawson (US) Interim         2009 – 2010 *

36.       Bernard Hopkins (US)                2011 – 2012

37.       Chad Dawson (US)                    2012 – 2013*

38.       Adonis Stevenson (Haiti/Can)     2013 –

* Regained

WBC TOP TEN

1. Bernard Hopkins (US)

2. Roy Jones Jr. (US)

3. Bob Foster (US)

4. Michael Spinks (US)

5. Adonis Stevenson (Haiti/Canada)

6. Jose Torres (Puerto Rico)

7. Dick Tiger (Nigeria)

8. Matthew Saad Muhammad (US)

9. Mike McCallum (Jamaica)

10. Chad Dawson (US)

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY:

30 light heavyweight world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only five have regained the title: Dennis Andries (GB) two times, Jeff Harding (Australia), Roy Jones Jr. (US) two times, Antonio Tarver (US), and Chad Dawson (US) two times.

Bob Foster (US) holds the record for light heavyweight world title defenses with 14.

MEMORABLE FIGHTS:

May 24, 2014    Adonis Stevenson W12 Andrzej Fonfara – Montréal, Québec

June 8, 2013     Adonis Stevenson KO1 Chad Dawson – Montréal, Québec

Apr. 28, 2012    Chad Dawson W12 Bernard Hopkins – Atlantic City, New Jersey

May 21, 2011    Bernard Hopkins W12 John Pascal – Montréal, Québec

Dec. 11, 2009    Jean Pascal W12 Adrian Diaconu – Montréal, Québec

Apr. 12, 2008    Chad Dawson W12 Glen Johnson – Tampa, Florida

May 21, 2005    Tomasz Adamek W12 Paul Briggs – Chicago, Illinois

May 15, 2004    Antonio Tarver TKO2 Roy Jones Jr. – Las Vegas, Nevada

Nov. 22, 1996    Roy Jones Jr. W12 Mike McCallum – Tampa, Florida

July 23, 1994     Mike McCallum W12 Jeff Harding – Bismarck, North Dakota

Nov. 7, 1988     Sugar Ray Leonard TKO9 Donny Lalonde – Las Vegas, Nevada

May 29, 1988    Donny Lalonde TKO5 Leslie Stewart – Port of Spain, Trinidad

Mar. 7, 1987      Thomas Hearns TKO10 Dennis Andries – Detroit, Michigan

Sep. 10, 1986    Dennis Andries TKO9 Tony Sibson – London, England

Mar. 18, 1983    Michael Spinks W15 Dwight Muhammad Qawi – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Dec. 19, 1981    Dwight Muhammad Qawi TKO10 Matthew Saad Muhammad – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Apr. 22, 1979    Matthew Saad Muhammad TKO8 Marvin Johnson – Indianapolis, Indiana

Oct. 9, 1976      John Conteh  W15 Yaqui Lopez – Copenhagen, Denmark

May 24, 1968    Bob Foster KO4 Dick Tiger – New York, New York

Dec. 16, 1966    Dick Tiger W15 José Torres – New York, New York

Aug. 15, 1966    José Torres W15 Eddie Cotton – Las Vegas, Nevada

June 1, 1963     Willie Pastrano W15 Harold Johnson – Las Vegas, Nevada

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.