Boxing News At Five | May 14 2018

Boxing News at Five: Stevenson and Bellew talk rematch, Joshua vs. Wilder is “next”

Adonis Stevenson fights Badou Jack on Saturday (May 19), but leaves the door open for Tony Bellew rematch, while Anthony Joshua's blockbuster with Deontay Wilder moves a step closer
Adonis Stevenson vs Badou Jack
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ADONIS Stevenson should probably save all his energy and focus for Badou Jack, his next opponent, right about now, but a former opponent, Tony Bellew, has an uncanny way of getting under the skin of even those who have previously defeated him.

Although Stevenson dropped and stopped Bellew in 2013, during the Liverpudlian’s weight-drained light-heavyweight days, he has since watched ‘The Bomber’ reinvent himself and rise to prominence, first as a cruiserweight, then as David Haye’s bogeyman, and was recently asked about the prospect of a future rematch.

“Tony Bellew needs to get a rematch because when I lost the first thing I knew I would do is get a rematch and knock him out – and I did,” Stevenson told Sky Sports, speaking about his shock TKO loss to journeyman Darnell Boone back in 2010, avenged with a sixth round stoppage three years later.


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