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September 11th 2015, live on Spike TV, Premier Boxing Champions presents Adonis Stevenson (26-1, 21 KO’s) VS Tommy Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KO’s).  Also in action in a welterweight showdown will be Errol Spence Jr (17-0, 13 KO’s) VS Chris van Heerden (23-1-1, 11 KO’s), and in a heavyweight bout will be Dillon Carmen (8-2, 7 KO’s) VS Donavan Ruddock (23-1-1, 11 KO’s).  Stevenson will be defending his WBC and TheRing Light Heavyweight titles.

ADONIS STEVENSON

-Record:  26 – 1, 21 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight (175 pounds), also rated at: Super Middleweight (168 pounds)

-Height:  5′ 11″ (1.80 m)

-Reach:  77″

-Born:  9/22/77 (age 37)

-Notable Fights:

  • Chad Dawson  —  Win, KO 1st round (12), 6/8/13.  (Won WBC & TheRing Light Heavyweight title)
  • Tavoris Cloud  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 9/28/13.
  • Andrzej Fonfara  —  Win Unanimous Decision (12), 5/24/14.

Since winning the Lineal Light Heavyweight title from Chad Dawson, Stevenson has taken some questionable fights, seemingly avoiding the showdown with Sergey Kovalev.  He almost got knocked out by Fonfara, but ended up winning.  He easily cruised by Sukhotsky, and Bika, and now takes on another overmatched opponent.

TOMMY KARPENCY

-Record:  25 – 4 – 1, 14 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight (175 pounds)

-Height:  5′ 11″ (1.80 m)

-Reach:  73″

-Born:  1/10/86 (age 29)

-Notable Fights:

  • Nathan Cleverly  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 2/25/12.
  • Andzrej Fonfara  —  Loss, TKO 7th round (12), 11/16/12.
  • Chad Dawson  —  Win, Split Decision (10), 10/4/14.

Karpency has lost to every big name opponent he has ever faced, except for when he fought Chad Dawson.  Dawson was a shell of his former self, and if he actually threw some punches in the last round, he would have gotten the decision.  So Karpency’s track record in big fights is not good.  He now has the opportunity of a lifetime against Stevenson to win the Lineal and WBC World Light Heavyweight championship.

Predictions:

Dillon Carmen  —  def  —  Donavan Ruddock  —  via  —  KO 7th round

Errol Spence Jr  —  def  —  Chris van Heerden  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Adonis Stevenson  —  def  —  Tommy Karpency  —  via  —  TKO 6th round

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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