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By Przemek Garczarczyk – Fightnews.com
In thirty days, on June 3 in Montreal, Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO) will have a boxing version of déjà vu – same place (Bell Centre), same rival (Adonis Stevenson) and same stakes (WBC light heavyweight championship). Almost exactly three years ago, on May 24, 2014, then 26-year-old Fonfara, after 12 rounds of brutal fighting, lost a decision to Stevenson (28-1, 23 KO).
“I’m very confident about fighting him again. I will be better, he will be older,” says Fonfara. Stevenson-Fonfara, along with another very interesting light heavyweight bout between #1 WBC rated Eleider Alvarez (22-0, 11 KO) and Jean Pascal (31-4, 18 KO), will be seen on Showtime.
As usual, the most important question when a big fight is coming closer – are you healthy, no injuries?
All good, no reason to complain. Hard work inside, sunny California outside. We’re entering the last 30 days, the most important part of any training on full speed. Just did the 30-day WBC safety weigh in. 190 pounds, after a good breakfast. On schedule.
The Road to Stevenson began a long time ago, in September 2016, when you started working with Virgil Hunter and eventually prepared for another southpaw, Chad Dawson. In New York, you were in serious trouble, losing on the scorecards, before knocking out Chad in the last round.
Different fighters, different fights… Who said I would be fighting Stevenson the same way I did Dawson? I fought them both, know the difference. Dawson is much harder to hit, very good when fighting on the defensive. He was prepared perfectly and spent a long time getting ready for our fight. Stevenson is much more vulnerable when going backwards, there’s time and space to punch him hard. Continue Reading…
Publicist – Team Fonfara