Stevenson wins WBC title with first-round KO of Dawson

Adonis Stevenson looks down on his opponent Chad Dawson during their WBC light-heavyweight...

Adonis Stevenson looks down on his opponent Chad Dawson during their WBC light-heavyweight championship bout at the Bell Centre in Montreal, June 8, 2013. (JOEL LEMAY/QMI Agency)

ALBERT LADOUCEUR, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:38 PM ET

Adonis Stevenson took only one minute and 16 seconds to win the WBC light-heavyweight championship Saturday at the Bell Centre.

A solid left, the Stevenson’s first blow to the head of Chad Dawson, ended the fight in the first round.

Throughout his training, the new champion repeatedly said he would knock out Dawson (30-2-0, 17 KO), and Stevenson (21-1-0, 18 KOs) didn’t waste any time doing so on home turf.

Dawson got up after the blow, but was visibly shaken and referee Michael Griffin stopped the fight after determining Dawsun was unable to defend himself.


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