Adonis Stevenson
Adonis Stevenson

Adonis Stevenson

“Superman”

RECORD

29 - 1 - 0

KOs

24

Weight 175 lbs (79.55 kg)

Age 40

Home Blainville, Quebec, CAN 

Complete Stats

Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson overcame a checkered past and a late start to his career to become a world champion at 175 pounds. Read Bio

Last Fight

Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara

win vs Andrzej Fonfara

Jun 03, 2017 / Bell Centre, Montreal

Stevenson dominated the world title rematch and retained his 175-pound championship with a second-round TKO.

Latest News

Latest
PBC Jabs Premier Boxing ChampionsPBC Boxing Video
Aug 31, 2017 / PBC Jabs, Adonis Stevenson, Derevyanchenko vs Johnson

PBC Jabs checks in with Adonis Stevenson who reacts to being called out by Badou Jack

This week on PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy recaps our hard-hitting August 25th FS1 show and checks in with light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson to get his reaction to recently being called out by fellow 175-pound champion Badou Jack. Plus, stick around and test your boxing knowledge for a chance to win a PBC t-shirt.

Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara
Jun 13, 2017 / Adonis Stevenson, Gervonta Davis, Gary Russell Jr, Errol Spence Jr.

Stevenson anchors strong showings by southpaws in recent world title bouts

With young guns Gervonta Davis, Gary Russell Jr. and Errol Spence Jr. now sitting atop their respective divisions, Adonis Stevenson has some company when it comes to left-handed world titleholders.

Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej FonfaraPBC Boxing Video
Jun 3, 2017 / Stevenson vs Fonfara, Adonis Stevenson, Andrzej Fonfara, Eleider Alvarez

Stevenson storms past Fonfara in 175-pound title rematch with second-round TKO

Adonis Stevenson told anyone who would listen that an injured left hand was the only reason he didn’t knock out Andrzej Fonfara in their first title fight three years ago.

Fights

Fights

Jun 03, 2017 Bell Centre, Montreal

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Andrzej Fonfara by TKO in Round 2 of 12

Jul 29, 2016 Centre Videotron, Quebec City

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Thomas Williams Jr. by KO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Tommy Karpency

Sep 11, 2015 Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Tommy Karpency by TKO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Sakio Bika

Apr 04, 2015 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Sakio Bika by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Dmitry Sukhotskiy 22-2-0

Dec 19, 2014 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Dmitry Sukhotskiy by KO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Dmitry Sukhotsky 22-2-0

Dec 19, 2014 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Dmitry Sukhotsky by KO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Andrzej Fonfara 25-2-0

May 24, 2014 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Andrzej Fonfara by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Tony Bellew 20-1-1

Nov 30, 2013 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Tony Bellew by TKO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Tavoris Cloud 24-1-0

Sep 28, 2013 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Tavoris Cloud by RTD in Round 7 of 12

WIN vs Chad Dawson 31-2-0

Jun 08, 2013 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Chad Dawson LOSES to Adonis Stevenson by KO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Darnell Boone 19-20-3

Mar 22, 2013 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Darnell Boone by KO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Donovan George 23-2-1

Oct 12, 2012 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Donovan George by TKO in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Don George 23-2-1

Oct 12, 2012 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Don George by TKO in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Noe Gonzalez Alcoba 28-1-0

Apr 20, 2012 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Noe Gonzalez Alcoba by TKO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Jesus Gonzales 27-1-0

Feb 18, 2012 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Jesus Gonzales by KO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Aaron Pryor Jr 16-4-0

Dec 10, 2011 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Aaron Pryor Jr by TKO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Dion Savage 11-1-0

Sep 17, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Dion Savage by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Shujaa El Amin 11-1-0

Sep 17, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Shujaa El Amin by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Derek Edwards 25-1-0

Apr 08, 2011 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Derek Edwards by KO in Round 3 of 10

Loss vs Darnell Boone 16-15-2

Apr 16, 2010 Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Adonis Stevenson LOSES to Darnell Boone by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Jermain Mackey 18-3-0

Sep 25, 2009 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Jermain Mackey by TKO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Anthony Bonsante 31-9-3

Aug 01, 2008 Gare Windsor Salle des Pas Perdus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Anthony Bonsante by KO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Dhafir Smith 20-16-6

Apr 05, 2008 Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Dhafir Smith by TKO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs David Whittom 9-4-1

Dec 07, 2007 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against David Whittom by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Marlon Hayes 23-8-0

Aug 03, 2007 Pierre-Charbonneau Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Marlon Hayes by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Alvaro Enriquez 7-1-1

Jun 08, 2007 Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Alvaro Enriquez by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Marcus Thomas 10-1-0

May 12, 2007 Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Marcus Thomas by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Carl Cockerham 12-12-3

Apr 14, 2007 Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Carl Cockerham by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Etianne Whitaker 32-24-2

Feb 10, 2007 Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Etianne Whitaker by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Eduardo Calderon 3-0-0

Dec 11, 2006 Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Eduardo Calderon by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Bonnie Joe McGee 2-7-2

Nov 18, 2006 Colisee, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Bonnie Joe McGee by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Ferenc Lankonde 4-10-2

Oct 28, 2006 Lac Leamy Casino, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Ferenc Lankonde by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Mike Funk 0-0-0

Sep 30, 2006 Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adonis Stevenson WINS against Mike Funk by KO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Adonis Stevenson “Superman”

  • WINS 29
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 24

Weight 175 lbs (79.55 kg)

Height 5'11" (1.8 m)

Reach 77" (196 cm)

  • Born

    September 22, 1977
  • Age

    40
  • Country

    Canada
  • Born in

    Port-au-Prince
  • Trains in

    Blainville, Quebec
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    131
  • KO Percentage

    80%
  • Boxing Hero

    Muhammad Ali

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Bio

Bio

With a relentless fighting style, Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson has overcome early hardships to become a 175-pound world champion. Stevenson became involved with gangs as a teenager, and served 18 months in prison before being released in 2001. The fighter known as "Superman” turned professional in September 2006 after a decorated amateur career, and won a world title in 2013.

Stevenson has spent his career turning expectations on their head—starting with his name.

Born Stevenson Adonis in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he immigrated to Quebec, Canada, with his family as a child and later inverted his name.

He got involved with street gangs as a teenager, and was imprisoned for his criminal activity in 1998.

Stevenson served 18 months of a four-year prison sentence and was released in 2001.

Adonis Stevenson
Canada's Adonis Stevenson fights Samoa's Warren Fuavailili at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, in March 2006.

Finding the winning path

After his prison release, he turned to boxing and got his life in order.

Stevenson racked up a 33-5 record as an amateur, winning the Quebec 160-pound amateur title in 2004, as well as a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Stevenson turned pro in September 2006, and after going 9-0 with seven knockouts, the southpaw fighter won a 10-round unanimous decision over David Whittom in December 2007 to claim the vacant Canada 168-pound title.

He continued to climb in the rankings with KO victories over Dhafir Smith, Anthony Bonsante and Jermain Mackey, but he experienced his first defeat in April 2010, losing by second-round TKO to Darnell Boone.

Adonis Stevenson
Adonis Stevenson punches Derek Edwards during their fight in Montreal on April 8, 2011.

Becoming a champion

In 2012, Stevenson began working with Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, who raved about the southpaw fighter’s potential.

But Steward died in October of that year, and his nephew Javan “Sugar” Hill took over as Stevenson’s trainer.

After losing to Boone, Stevenson won his next seven fights, including a sixth-round KO of Boone in a March 2013 rematch, to put himself in position to vie for a 175-pound world championship.

Stevenson entered his June 2013 title fight with Chad Dawson as an underdog, yet he knocked the champ out in just 76 seconds of the first round with a powerful left cross to win the title at age 35.

ESPN.com named Stevenson’s stoppage of Dawson the knockout of the year.

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Defending the crown

The Canadian successfully defended his title twice in 2013, beating former champion Tavoris Cloud in seven rounds in Montreal, and gaining a sixth-round TKO of Tony Bellew in Quebec City.

In 2014, Stevenson improved to 4-0 in championship bouts to retain his title.

The 175-pound champion won a 12-round unanimous decision over Andrzej Fonfara in Montreal in May, followed by a fifth-round KO of Dmitry Sukhotsky in Quebec City in December.

 

Adonis Stevenson Sakio Bika
Adonis Stevenson fires a right hand during his win over Sakio Bika in Quebec City on April 4, 2015.

Coming up big against Sakio Bika

Stevenson made his Premier Boxing Champions debut in Quebec City on April 4, 2015, fighting Sakio Bika in a bout that aired live on CBS.

Stevenson put Bika on the canvas in the sixth and ninth rounds with big left hands, and controlled most of the 12-round bout to win by unanimous decision.

According to CompuBox statistics, Stevenson landed 229 of 635 punches for a 56 percent connect rate, while Bika landed 113 of 390 punches (34 percent).

Even at the age of 39, Stevenson is still pursuing his goal of becoming the first undisputed 175-pound world champion since Roy Jones Jr. in 1999.