The rematch: Stevenson Versus Fonfara

IMG_1352By: Dallas Orysiuk (@Chargers204)

This Saturday, Adonis Stevenson, 28-1, 23 KOs, puts his WBC light heavyweight title on the line in a rematch against Andrzej Fonfara, 29-4, 17 KOs. The rematch comes 3 years after Adonis Stevenson defeated Fonfara via unanimous decision in a bout where both fighters exchanged knockdowns.

In the first fight, Fonfara proved to be a game opponent against Stevenson, getting off the canvas in the first and returning the favour; knocking Stevenson down in the 9th with a short left hook followed by a straight right. It was a closer fight than most people expected, and Fonfara has won as an underdog before, so I guess that was the driving force for PBC to make the rematch.

It is an intriguing matchup, Fonfara is coming off of a knockout victory against Chad Dawson in March and in the bout prior, Fonfara was knocked out by Joe Smith Jr. Adonis Stevenson is a devastating puncher, and some wonder that if he was knocked out by Joe Smith Jr., will Fonfara’s chin will hold up to Stevenson’s left?

But Fonfara took Stevenson’s power in the first fight, and Adonis has been relatively inactive; not fighting in 11 months, making this an intriguing matchup. Another interesting factor is that Fonfara has the 10-year age advantage against the 39 year old Adonis Stevenson. It is an interesting matchup, Stevenson has lost his top spot in the light heavyweight division and looks to climb his way back up, meanwhile Fonfara is struggling to stay relevant; all of the makings for an exciting matchup this Saturday on Showtime.

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