Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter defends his WBC title vs mandatory challenger Yordenis Ugas March 9 on FOX
Andrzej Fonfara and Edwin Rodriguez duel in a clash of hard-hitting cruiserweights and heavyweight slugger Efe Ajagba battles veteran Amir Mansour on the card that takes place at Dignity Health Sports Park—formerly StubHub Center—in Carson, California.
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.
While Adonis Stevenson is out to prove that he’s still at the top of his game, Andrzej Fonfara is looking to show that he can take that last giant step to reach the top.
Prior to Saturday night, Andrzej Fonfara appeared well on his way to a lucrative rematch with 175-pound champion Adonis Stevenson. All that stood in his way was Joe Smith Jr., a 26-year-old from Long Island, New York, who was a construction worker by day and had never set foot in a ring against anyone the caliber of Fonfara.
Joe Smith Jr. watched video of Andrzej Fonfara’s come-from-behind unanimous decision over former champion Nathan Cleverly in October. Which means Smith saw Fonfara set 175-pound records for punches attempted (1,413) and landed (474), all while absorbing Cleverly’s 462 landed shots, which ranked second all time.