WBC Light Heavyweight Champion, Adonis Stevenson, retained his crown, making easy work of Poland’s, Andrzej Fonfara, in their rematch at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Fonfara went on the offensive in the first round, but quickly found himself the subject of Stevenson’s brutal left hand. Late in the round, Fonfara found himself in serious trouble after being bombarded with power shots by Stevenson in a neutral corner.
As soon as the bell rang for the second round, Stevenson, sensing his prey was wounded, went in for the kill. It wasn’t long before Fonfara’s trainer, Virgil Hunter, stepped in forcing referee, Michael Griffin, to call a halt to the fight less than 30 seconds into round number two.
“There was no need to continue,” Hunter said in a post fight interview. “He was hurt in the first round. He survived, but even when he came back to the corner, he wasn’t all there. I told him in the second round, ‘Don’t even throw a punch. Just defend until you get yourself back.’ These things happen. I thought he was doing quite well until he fell in and got caught with a punch.”
Stevenson, brash as ever and sporting a crown, told Jim Gray, “I was just focused in this fight, and you see what happened. Fonfara tried, but I was ready for this fight. My hand was very good [not painful], so you see what happened.”