on this day...Adonis Stevenson stops Chad Dawson

Adonis Stevenson had headlined a card on Wealth TV before facing light heavyweight world champion, Chad Dawson, which took place at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and was the main event of HBO 'Boxing After Dark'.

The end result was one of legend. Adonis Stevenson, who was 35 years old at the time of this fight, landed a straight left from the southpaw stance that dropped Dawson. Despite getting to his feet, the referee, Michael Griffin, deemed Dawson unfit to continue. The fight was various publications knockout of the year in 2013. 

The reported attendance for this fight was 6,000 people. 

Stevenson would go on to have a career year as he would knockout Tavoris Cloud and Tony Bellew in that same year as well - and was listed as one of the top fighters in the world in 2013. Prior to winning the world title over Dawson, he avenged his lone career loss to Darnell Boone to start 2013. 



Adonis Stevenson's career is hard to explain. Stevenson was one of the last true Kronk fighters as he was trained by Emanuel Steward from 2006-2012. After the passing of Steward, "Sugar" Hill would taking on the coaching duties. 

Stevenson would beat all the best fighters of his era with one exception - Sergey Kovalev. The two were one and two in the light heavyweight division, yet not unlike Riddick Bowe and Lennox Lewis, fans remember Stevenson's career for the one fight that didn't happen, rather than all of the achievements he had. 

As Stevenson got older he fought less frequently. The end of his career was odd. Stevenson would have a draw with Badou Jack in a fight that was extremely close and a year later would be stopped by Oleksandr Gvozdyk to lose his WBC light heavyweight world title. 

After the fight with Gvozdyk, Stevenson was hospitalized as it was first reported he was in critical condition. Over the course time his condition would improve. As of 2021, Stevenson is being reported as almost back to full health and in good spirits. 

After this injury, Stevenson never would fight again. 

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