Andrzej Fonfara eyedAdonis Stevenson’s title belt during Wednesday’s final press conference at Casino de Montreal, the look of a man eager and confident heading into the biggest fight of his boxing career. Fonfara will challenge Stevenson this Saturday, May 24, live on Showtime from Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
The 26-year-old Fonfara (25-2-0, 15 KOs), of Chicago by way of Warsaw, Poland, is the No. 3 contender in the WBC, the No. 1 contender in the IBF, and holds victories over three former world champions in his last five fights. Fonfara has won 15 fights in a row, 12 by knockout, and has never been defeated as a light heavyweight.
“He’s confident. I’m confident. But I have the power to end this fight quickly.
“I’m in tremendous shape. I took a rest and my body is recovered. Now, I’m ready to get back in the ring and prove why I’m the best light heavyweight in the world.
“I’m used to fighting taller guys with long range. That won’t be a problem for me.