Adonis Stevenson entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 25-1-0 (21 KOs=84%) and he is ranked as the No.2 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Sergey Kovalev). He suffered his only defeat in 2010 when he faced Darnell Boone, since then he has won 12 consecutive fights taking revenge on Boone (on March 22, 2013, Stevenson vs Boone 2) and then he won the WBC light-Hw title in 2013 against Chad Dawson (The Ring magazine Knockout of the Year: Dawson vs Stevenson). After this bout he has defended his belt four times beating Dmitry Sukhotsky in his last fight (=Stevenson vs Sukhotsky).
His opponent, Sakio Bika, has an official record of 32-6-3 (21 knockouts) and he entered as the No.14 super middleweight; he won the Wbc super-Mw title in 2013, against Marco Antonio Periban (=Bika vs Periban), but then he faced twice Anthony Dirrell: their first bout ended in a draw (=Bika vs Dirrell I) but in the second one Bika was defeated by the American (=Bika vs Dirrell 2). ‘Superman’ Stevenson vs Bika is valid for the WBC World light heavyweight title (Stevenson’s fifth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Canada
Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)
Title: WBC World light heavyweight title
Stevenson’s previous fight: Adonis Stevenson vs Dmitry Sukhotsky
Bika’s previous fight: Sakio Bika vs Anthony Dirrell 2
Stevenson’s next fight: Adonis Stevenson vs Tommy Karpency
Video: Official video