Adonis Stevenson tweets he’s fighting Tommy Karpency on Sept. 11
RING and WBC light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson tweeted that he will defend his titles against Tommy Karpency on Sept. 11 in Toronto.
Stevenson (26-1, 21 knockouts) had a huge 2013, winning his titles when he stopped Chad Dawson in the first round and being named THE RING Fighter of the Year. However, the Haitian-Canadian has since lost that momentum for lack of a top-tier opponent.
He outpointed Andrzej Fonfara and stopped Dmitry Sukhotsky in 2014 and then decisioned Sakio Bika this past April.
Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KOs) was a fringe contender but became more marketable when he defeated Dawson by a split decision last October. The Adah, Pennsylvania, product has won four in a row since losing to Nathan Cleverly (for the WBO 175-pound title) and Fonfara back to back in 2012.
“He’s gonna hurt,” Stevenson said on the tweet.
Karpency is ranked No. 9 by the WBC.