Apart from showing off all his flash on social media, what is Adonis Stevenson doing for the sport and importantly his reputation.
Having ducked many top quality opponents, namely Sergey Kovalev on a handful of occasions, the Quebec born star has not lived up to his potential.
Will a fight with the new light heavyweight champion Andre Ward materialize, we highly doubt it, not because of Ward’s affiliation with Roc Nation and his with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, but Stevenson does not seem like he wants to test himself and be true to why many fans detest boxing and Al Haymon’s legacy strategy of the best not fighting the best but still making good paydays.
Worthless rematches with Andrzej Fonfara and lower ranked opposition have compared Stevenson’s resume to that of Deontany Wilder – fighting weak opponents since winning the title.
Here at EightCount.tv we have listed some of the potential fights that could spearhead Stevenson back into the top pound for rankings and salvage his reputation amongst the hardcore fight fans:
1) Andre Ward:
This seems the most logical fight given that Ward won the belt from Kovalev and would be a big money making fight given Wards reputation in the game. However as alluded to earlier, given their conflicting promotional ties, this fight seems more of a dream than a reality.
2) Tony Bellew:
Fresh from his upset against fellow British heavyweight, David Haye, a rematch with Tony Bellew in UK could make for an interesting fight. Given the boom in boxing in the UK especially around how they promote fights and the success their fighters have had, this could be a great event.
3) Sergey Kovalev:
As Sergey lost twice in a row now and his aura, this could be a good opportunity for both fighters to meet and setup a blockbuster event. Kovalev was hard done by in the first encounter with Ward, but was exposed in the rematch and showed flaws. This could pave the way for Stevenson to take the fight and show that he’s not afraid to step in there with the best in the division, but also allow Kovalev to get his career back on track after the setback he had as well.
Who knows what route Stevenson will take, but check back at EightCount.tv to read and voice your opinions about the fight game.