Super middleweight in the world, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (20-1, 17 KOs), is moving up in weight to challenge WBC light heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs) on Saturday night, June 8, from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada .
The WBC world championship Dawson vs. Stevenson is co-promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and Gary Shaw Productions, a co-presentation of Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron.
The boxing event is included in the Canada Formula One Grand Prix activities, which will give visitors to Montreal that weekend for the race additional entertainment options, highlighted by a great night of world championship boxing the day before the race, at the centrally-located Montreal Bell Centre area where most visitors will be staying.
The overall atmosphere in the amphitheater will reflect the high-profile fever pitch of the most anticipated week of sports activities in Montreal. Champagne will be on all tables, vintage decorations will serve as reminders of 1960 Detroit-designed cars, and accompanying young ladies will be dressed accordingly. There will also be an exposition of vintage automobiles at the Bell Centre.
"The goal of Adonis Stevenson is not only becoming a world champion," said the president of GYM Yvon Michel. "Adonis Stevenson has everything needed to become a major international attraction in professional boxing, but to get there he needed the platform offered to him on June 8, a crafted and dangerous opponent a prestigious television presentation and a world title. The table is set, his future is now in his fists of steel! ’
Stevenson, rated No. 4 by the WBC as a light heavyweight, has dedicated his first world championship fight to the memory of his late trainer, Hall of Famer Emanuel Steward, whose nephew, Javan “Sugar” Hill, is now Stevenson’s chief second.
April 12, 2013