Johnny Nelson: Adonis Stevenson must move down to fight Carl Froch

Johnny Nelson: Adonis Stevenson must move down to fight Carl Froch

Adonis Stevenson proved far too good for Tony Bellew's dream to come true in the early hours of Sunday, but will he get a crack at Britain's number one next? I don't think so.

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Dane Crosby says...

Agree with the article about Stevenson being much more than just a puncher, he is a very slick and classy operator and knows how to fight and was trained by the great Manny Steward so you know the lad has a special something about him however I really disagree with all the pundits saying Stevenson won't drop down to super middle weight. I say this because in his last fight vs Bellew he tipped the scales at 174.4 lbs (just short of 12 n half stone ) meaning he would only have to get down to 168 n drop just short of half a stone I know this is easier said than done but my reasons for saying it wouldn't matter because come fight night Adonis would no doubt be coming in as a Light heavyweight anyway so I just can't see the half a stone being such an issue. It seems to me at the age of 36 Adonis is after the biggest pay days possible and with money also being a factor I just can't see the half a stone mattering if the money is there and a fight with Froch will certainly generate cash. Also would a move up in division really be a bad love for Froch ? At super middle weight what fights are left for him? Groves and Ward are the stand out however I was curious about a unification with Robert Stieglitz but it seems to me when these titles go to Germany they never seem to venture out of the country and unification fights don't happen, perhaps promotional issues? Would love some thoughts and feedback should this be posted ! Thanks a bunch for the read :) and the wonderful articles as always !

Posted 08:19 4th December 2013

Greg Smith says...

I'd like to see Carl fight groves again and do what was expected last time however I think there are bigger fights, one day hopefully against genardy golovkin, Stevenson will probs fight Hopkins in my opinion and Hopkins will again show his class, Bellew, although I think he's a great advocate of boxing I fail to see anything more than a great domestic fighter I hope he comes back to prove me wrong but at the moment I couldn't hazard a guess as to who he will fight next

Posted 00:58 4th December 2013

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