Stevenson vs Jack: Adonis Stevenson promises knockout win over Badou Jack
By Tim Hobbs
Last Updated: 18/05/18 11:22am
Adonis Stevenson has vowed to add Badou Jack to his knockout list when they meet this weekend.
'Superman' makes only the ninth defence of his WBC light-heavyweight title in five years, in Toronto, Canada, live on Sky Sports, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
I am ready for 12 rounds, but if you are coming to the ring for me, it's going to finish early.
Jack has briefly held the WBA strap at 175lbs but Stevenson has dismissed his chances of becoming a two-time world champion at the weight, and is promising to add the 34-year-old to his impressive 80 per cent knockout ration.
"Badou Jack doesn't know my power," Stevenson exclusively told Sky Sports.
"Anybody who comes to the ring to fight me doesn't know my power.
"You have to be in the ring with me to feel power. If you don't come to the ring, and are sparring with big gloves, and if you are a big heavyweight you can maybe take the power, and think you are ready for Adonis?
"It's not going to happen like that. You've got to go in the ring with Adonis, to feel the power."
Jack's only defeat as a professional was a first-round knockout at the hands of Derek Edwards in 2014, but he was also floored in the first before drawing with James DeGale in their super-middleweight unification fight last January.
The Swedish-born fighter became a two-weight world champion when he beat Nathan Cleverly to take the WBA 'Super' light-weight title in his last fight and although Stevenson respects his latest challenger, he still thinks he will stop him.
"Nothing is easy, any fighter is a hard fight and he is a big boxer and a contender, so Badou Jack is not going to be easy," Stevenson said.
"I've seen lots of him. He's got a good defence, good stamina and endurance. He is solid and a two-weight and two-time world champion, so he is good.
"But there is going to be a big difference: this time he's not fighting a guy with two weeks' notice and Cleverly was not a power puncher. I am not underestimating him but the difference is, I know the game at light-heavyweight, so I know what I am going to do.
"I always go for the knockout. Emanuel (Steward) always told me, in any fight I was in, knockouts sell, so when I get in the ring, I go straight for the knockout. I am ready for 12 rounds, but if you are coming to the ring for me, it's going to finish early."
Watch Adonis Stevenson's WBC title defence against Badou Jack in Toronto on Sunday May 19, from 2.30am, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.