This week in boxing history, PBC celebrates two light heavyweight champions, the longest heavyweight title fight of the 20th century, the first undisputed cruiserweight champion in history and a legendary middleweight upset.
Competing for one’s country at the Olympics is one of the greatest honors an athlete can achieve. With the Rio Summer Games getting underway this weekend, some of PBC’s Olympic veterans shared their own memories and offered advice to this year’s athletes.
There were plenty of devastating punches to choose from, but Adonis Stevenson’s head-swiveling left to the chin of Sakio Bika during the fifth round Saturday was The Moment of their 175-pound championship fight in Quebec City.
Sakio Bika promised to be Kryptonite for Adonis “Superman” Stevenson.
Sakio Bika has experienced reality TV success and won a world championship at 168 pounds. Yet the tough-nosed fighter and former champion of “The Contender” has felt overlooked at times for his fight against 175-pound world champion Adonis Stevenson on Saturday in Quebec City.
When he was young, Adonis Stevenson’s upbringing was as hard as his punches would eventually become.