Stevenson vs Jack: Adonis Stevenson believes he can stop Badou Jack with a single punch
Last Updated: 24/04/18 4:49pm
Adonis Stevenson says he needs just one punch to 'finish' Badou Jack in next month's world title fight.
The long-reigning WBC light-heavyweight champion will make the next defence of his title against Jack at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 19, live on Sky Sports.
Stevenson has stopped six of his eight title challengers since taking the WBC belt from Chad Dawson in 2013, and believes he can defeat Jack at any stage of their fight.
I've got 12 rounds and I just need to touch you once to end it. It's not complicated.
"I'm looking forward to winning this fight by knockout," said 'Superman'. "I'm from the Kronk Gym and we always look for the knockout.
"Jack is a good, technical boxer. He was a world champion and he has done very well. He's tough and I won't underestimate him. I'll be prepared for anything he brings in the ring.
"I'm fighting him at home in Canada, so I'm looking to give the fans a good show. I've got power and I've got the best left hook in boxing.
"I've got 12 rounds and I just need to touch you once to end it. It's not complicated. I don't need three or four shots. I just need one shot and you're not going to recover. I'm going to finish you."
Jack stepped up from super-middleweight to defeat Nathan Cleverly for the WBA 'regular' light-heavyweight belt, which he then relinquished, and is confident about dethroning the Canada-based champion.
"I've been asking for this fight for a long time and was willing to fight him anywhere, including his backyard," said Jack.
"I know he's good and very dangerous and that's the reason I want to fight him. I'm all about the best fighting the best and come May 19, I'm bringing the WBC belt back to Las Vegas."