Stevenson vs Fonfara results: Both fighters hit the canvas, Stevenson wins decision

By Scott Christ

Adonis Stevenson didn’t have it easy against Andrzej Fonfara, but he clearly won and successfully defended his light heavyweight crown tonight in Montreal.

Adonis Stevenson retained his WBC and Ring Magazine light heavyweight titles tonight in Montreal, beating Andrzej Fonfara in a fight where both hit the deck, but the action was mostly one-sided for the defending champion, who won on scores of 115-110, 115-110, and 116-109. BLH had it slightly wider, at 117-108 for Stevenson.

Stevenson (24-1, 20 KO) dropped Fonfara in the opening round, and the fight had all the hallmarks of a quick blowout at that point. But the Polish-born Chicagoan challenger hung tough, stayed in the fight, and was as gritty as they come, showing a lot of toughness while Stevenson dominated the first half of the fight, and swept the first eight rounds on our scorecard. Fonfara went down again on a body shot in the fifth round, but again valiantly battled on.

In the ninth round, though, Fonfara (25-3, 15 KO) knocked down Stevenson with a good right hand, and all of a sudden, we had a fight on our hands. Stevenson played keepaway the remainder of that round, and looked like he had pretty badly gassed out. But in the 10th, Stevenson showed his own grit and heart, turning the fight back around with a big offensive frame. They fought on through the final two rounds, with Stevenson and Fonfara trading blows, and both men doing their best to claim the night. In the end, that was Stevenson.

Asked by Showtime’s Jim Gray about the knockdown in the ninth round, Stevenson replied, “Who doesn’t get knocked down? Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones, all the best go down. But I came back strong. I still came back strong, because I’m a true champion.”

The 36-year-old champion also said that he injured his hand injury in the bout when he hit Fonfara on the elbow, and had to box more from that point. But he took nothing away from the toughness of Fonfara, saying, “I told everybody he’s strong. He was ready for the fight. I was never overlooking him, because I knew he was a tough fight. He’s a true fighter.”

Fonfara told Gray, “I survived because I have the heart to fight, you know? Every time he hit me, I felt his punch. He’s a great fighter. I think it was a great fight, and the fans liked it. Tonight, Stevenson was better. But I’m still young. I’m just 26 years old. I’ll train hard, and one day I’ll be world champion.”

He continued, “In the ninth round, I got him right on the chin. I didn’t want to go crazy, because maybe he’d counter me. But he survived. He got knocked down, but he came back. I got knocked down, I came back. It was a good fight.”

Gray’s questions for Stevenson ended with probes about who will be next, as he brought up the favored fight, Showtime and Golden Boy main event guy Bernard Hopkins, but also did mention Sergey Kovalev, the name that continues to hound Stevenson.

“Bernard can be next. I’ll let Al Haymon negotiate for that,” Stevenson said, before asking the Montreal crowd, “All my fans, do you want Bernard Hopkins?”

Gray then shifted to Kovalev, and Stevenson continued to say what he’s been saying: “No problem with Kovalev. If I fight him, I fight him. Al Haymon’s going to negotiate that, with Yvon Michel. I’m the true champion.”

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Stevenson defeats Fonfara

By Togorashi By Dave Spencer at ringside WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) won an exciting twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #1, WBC #3 Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (25-3, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the …

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Lemieux vs Guerrero full fight highlights: David Lemieux knocks out Fernando Guerrero in three

By Scott Christ

David Lemieux overpowered Fernando Guerrero tonight on Showtime, dropping him four times en route to a third round stoppage.

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David Lemieux blasts Fernando Guerrero in three rounds

By Doug Fischer

Popular Montreal-based middleweight puncher David Lemieux made quick work of former title challenger Fernando Guerrero, dropping the southpaw four times en route to a dynamic third-round stoppage on the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara undercard on Saturday in his hometown.

Lemieux (32-2, 30 knockouts) stormed Guerrero from the opening bell, forcing the former U.S. amateur standout from the Dominican Republic to retreat the entire fight. A counter hook delivered after Lemieux ducked under a straight left from Guerrero and came over the lefty’s jab produced the first knockdown of the bout.

The 25-year-old power-hitter relentlessly pressed the contstantly backpedaling Guerrero (26-3, 19 KOs) in Round 2, punishing the 27 year old along the ropes with accurate body and head shots, cutting his right eye and forcing him to take a knee.

In Round 3, Guerrero voluntarily took a knee, claiming that he couldn’t see from his right eye. Lemieux cornered him soon ater he got up and unloaded a series of powerful lefts and rights that set up the fight-ending uppercut that put Guerrero on one knee where referee Michael Griffin waved the bout off.

“The results in the ring are my dedication in the gym and in my life,” Lemieux told Showtime’s Jim Gray after the fight. “I do my best for my fans and my family. I respect Fernando Guerrero. I studied him for many months, so I’m extremely happy at the outcome of this fight.

“I knew Fernando Guerrero is a very strong fighter, very tough, so I wasn’t surprised that he would get back up when I knocked him down, but once I started landing my power I could see that things changed in his eyes.”

Email Fischer at dougie@boxingmailbag.com. Follow him on Twitter at @dougiefischer

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Stevenson vs Fonfara results: David Lemieux thrashes Fernando Guerrero in three rounds

By Scott Christ

David Lemieux dropped Fernando Guerrero four times tonight in Montreal, winning in dominant fashion in three rounds.

David Lemieux never fights like he’s getting paid by the round, and the story was the same tonight, as he completely destroyed Fernando Guerrero inside of three rounds tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, winning a third round TKO and scoring four knockdowns along the way.

Lemieux (32-2, 30 KO) dropped Guerrero (26-3, 19 KO) late in the first round, then forced him to take a knee late in the second, at which point a cut on Guerrero’s right eye had opened up and was pouring blood down his face and chest. In the third, Guerrero took another knee, as he was getting further battered and unable to see, but the fight continued on, leading to Lemieux mauling Guerrero in the corner, and a huge right uppercut putting Guerrero down for a fourth and final time.

“The results in the ring are because of my dedication and my training. I give everything to my career. I do my best to perform my best for my friends and family. I always want to look my best. I want to take my hat off to Fernando Guerrero. I respect him a lot, regardless of the outcome of this fight. He’s a great fighter,” Lemieux told Showtime’s Jim Gray after the fight.

“I’ve never been a quitter,” he continued. “I’ve always worked hard, regardless of the obstacles in my life. I’m always going to be successful no matter what I do.”

“I would like to fight anyone in the world at 160,” he said when asked if he’d like to face the winner of Peter Quillin vs Daniel Jacobs, which would be a WBO world title fight.

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Limieux demolishes Guerrero; Charlo still unbeaten

By Togorashi By Dave Spencer at ringside IBF #7, WBO #12, WBC #13 middleweight KO artist David Lemieux (32-2, 30 KOs) destroyed former world title challenger Fernando Guerrero (26-3, 19 KOs). Linieux dropped Guerrero in rounds one and two. Guerrero also sustained …

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Stevenson vs Fonfara results: Jermell Charlo beats Charlie Ohta in Showtime opener

By Scott Christ

Jermell Charlo hit the canvas for the first time as a pro, but outpointed Charlie Ohta on tonight’s Showtime Championship Boxing bill.

It may not have been an exciting win, but Jermell Charlo stayed unbeaten tonight with a solid victory over Charlie Ohta on Showtime, winning a 12-round unanimous decision on scores of 115-111, 118-109, and 118-109. BLH had it 117-109 for Charlo.

Charlo (24-0, 11 KO) was knocked down for the first time in his career, dropped in the third round. It wasn’t a huge shot, and he wasn’t hurt, but it was a legitimate knockdown, as Charlo was caught off balance with a right hand to the chin that put him on the canvas.

Otherwise, however, Ohta (24-2-1, 16 KO) had trouble getting anything going, as he was consistently outworked and beaten to the punch, and just didn’t land enough to make any significant impact on the fight. That’s not to say it was an easy fight for Charlo, because he had to work and Ohta didn’t roll over, but Charlo proved he was the better man tonight.

“This was a rough one,” Charlo told Jim Gray after the fight. “I’m still young, I’m still growing. There’s more to come for me. Me and my twin brother are trying to put out for Houston. They’ve got champions at 154, and we’re looking to be in front of them.”

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