By Ian “The Boxing Historian” Murphy
With the much anticipated match up between current recognized Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev and former undisputed 168lb champion Andre Ward finally set for this November, one begs to ask this question: where the hell is Adonis Stevenson? Where is the man who holds the WBC portion of the 175lb title? Where is the guy with the huge left hand who iced Chad Dawson for the title and was awarded Ring Magazine KO of the year? Where is the dynamic southpaw who took out current WBC Cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew? I’ll tell you where he is. He’s closing in on his 39th birthday and looking at the best part of his career in the rearview mirror. As of the end of 2014, he’s averaging two fights per year against decent but hardly world class competition. Tommy Karpency and Sakio Bika are solid fighters, but they aren’t who the boxing world wants to see fight Adonis Stevenson. They want to see him unify the division in a mega fight with Sergey Kovalev.