Superman Reigns Supreme: Adonis Stevenson KO’s Dmitry Sukhotskiy in five to retain linear light heavyweight crown!
By Ace Freeman (19-Dec-2014)
Adonis Stevenson KO 5 Dmitry SukhotskiyWorld Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) took his time and then scored a sensational fifth round KO of Russian challenger Dmitry ‘The Hunter’ Sukhotskiy (22-3, 16 KOs) in the main event Friday night on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION from the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. Stevenson boxed from a tight defensive stance in the early going and used good ring generalship to take away the challenger’s jab and opportunities to land a right hand. The defending champion dropped Sukhotskiy with a big left hand early but the Russian showed a lot of heart and resolve to keep fighting on. In Round 5 Stevenson found the mark again with his left hand and dropped Sukhotskiy hard. Once again he got up and was sent down a second time. After surviving a few more moments on nothing but courage, a final left hand bomb sent him to the deck for good and the bout was waived off at the 2:42 mark of the fifth giving Stevenson the pure fifth round KO win. ‘Superman’ defended his WBC and linear titles with the win and now looks poised to face the winner of the March 14 bout between unified champion Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal in Montreal.
Video courtesy of Showtime