News | Mar 16 2017

Eleider Alvarez steps aside to allow Adonis Stevenson another voluntary world title defence

Eleider Alvarez will not fight Adonis Stevenson next
Eleider Alvarez

ELEIDER ALVAREZ has agreed to step aside and allow WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson a voluntary defence in his next fight.

Alvarez became Stevenson’s mandatory in 2015 and in his last outing pulverised Lucian Bute, but his promoter, Yvon Michel (who also handles Stevenson) notified the WBC yesterday that Alvarez has stepped aside for now.

“I wish to confirm that the WBC Silver Light heavyweight champion, #1 and mandatory contender to WBC champion Adonis Stevenson, has voluntarily agreed to step aside from his privilege, to give the opportunity to Adonis Stevenson of making a voluntary title defence in his up and coming fight,” his letter read.


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