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23 SEPTEMBER 2018

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‘Superman’ Stevenson Is Ready To Put On A Show In Toronto


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WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson and former two-division world champion Badou Jack faced off in Toronto on Tuesday to formally announce their showdown Saturday, May 19 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

 

The southpaw Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) is the longest reigning champion in the 175-pound division and one of the hardest hitters in boxing. Jack (22-1-3, 13 KOs) is a former 168 and 175-pound champion who relinquished his title for the chance to challenge Stevenson in the biggest light heavyweight showdown of 2018.

 

Below are quotes from the fighters and event promoters.

 

ADONIS STEVENSON:

“I love Toronto, I spend a lot of time here. I have fought here before. I have a lot of fans in Toronto, and on May 19 I’m going to put on a show for them. I’m going to give them something to remember.

 

“Badou Jack is an excellent opponent. He’s smart, he’s been a world champion, and he’s shown he’s a true competitor. But I am the best light heavyweight in the world, and Toronto and the world will see that on May 19.

 

“Badou Jack is a good champion. He’s not coming to Canada to lose. I know he’s coming to win so we need to train like we’ve never trained before.

 

“I know Badou is one of the best boxers in the world and I can’t take him lightly. We can’t underestimate this guy – he’s a two-time world champion.

 

“I’m looking for the knockout. I know Badou is ready, I’m ready, May 19 will be exciting.”

 

 






BADOU JACK:

“I’m glad to be fighting here in Toronto on May 19. I want to thank Adonis and his team for giving me the opportunity. I’ve been training for a while now, and feel great. Camp has been great. I think I’m getting better and better, and I’m ready to become a world champion again on May 19 and give Toronto a show.

 

“He’s a strong fighter, everybody knows that. He does a lot of things well, not just land the big shots. But I’m a guy who’s great at a lot of things, and who’s coming to win. I promise you, I’ll leave Toronto a champion.

 

“We have three more weeks to get ready for one of the biggest fights of my life.  I asked for this fight for a long time and finally we got it.  On May 19 we’re going to have a three-time world champion.”

 



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