Adonis "Superman" Stevenson successfully defended his WBC light heavyweight world title with a dominant display against Tavoris "Thunder" Cloud at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday night.
Stevenson controlled the fight from the start and displayed a lot of skill before his opponent was pulled out of the fight by his corner at the end of round seven. Cloud was cut over both eyes and was taking hard shots more and more frequently as the fight went on and it seemed obvious that it was only a matter of time before the hard hitting Stevenson managed to knock his opponent out.
Stevenson won his title with a thunderous left hand against Chad Dawson in the first round of their bout back in June, but despite beating someone of Dawson's quality, many believed he was a one trick pony and if he couldn't land his big shots then he would run out of ideas fairly quickly against a good operator.
Well after Saturday night I believe many will change that view of Stevenson as he really displayed some excellent boxing skills and showed there is far more to his game than just his thunderous power. Adonis moved very well throughout and caught his opponent with some beautifully timed counters every time Cloud tried to force himself on Stevenson.
It was a great defence for Stevenson and looking on from Ringside was potentially his next opponent and the No.1 contender for his belt, Liverpool's own Tony "Bomber" Bellew.
Bellew, who is a proud Everton fan, is confident he can have success against Stevenson and had this to say on his Twitter account following the fight:
"So Stevenson won! I’ll be back here soon enough though and believe me when I come back here I’m taking his belts home with me!"
He then took to the social networking site to urge Stevenson to accept the challenge laid down by saying: "Let's see if Superman is as tough as they say cos I have a feeling he doesn't wanna know! I'm ready an we have a deal in place, down to him!"
If a fight between Bellew and Stevenson does indeed materialise then the man from Liverpool must prepare for more than just a puncher.
Stevenson is very much the real deal as he showed this past Saturday night and will likely cause any light heavyweight in the world right now a lot of problems.
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