Stevenson a true 'Adonis' Canadian boxer

Adonis Stevenson looming over Tavoris Cloud during a fight in Montreal to defend his UBC...

Adonis Stevenson looming over Tavoris Cloud during a fight in Montreal to defend his UBC lightweight championship title. JOEL LEMAY/QMI Agency

Julia Alexander, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:59 PM ET

Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson turned into a real Adonis Saturday night, defeating Tavoris Cloud to win the WBC light heavyweight belt Saturday.

Stevenson retained the title and the belt after defeating Chad Dawson in a one round match up previously this year in June.

According to Star News Online, Stevenson is the only Canadian to currently hold a world title.

"I'm proud, because I worked hard and I showed I can box," Stevenson told Star News. "I did everything according to my game plan."

According to HBO's Inside Boxing blog, Stevenson fought with an air of arrogance, consistently dropping his hands instead of constantly having them raised in a defensive manner, and jutting his chin and chest out after a series of blows to Cloud's face caused the area above his eye to bleed.

Most commentators agreed it was in this match, which took place in Montreal at the Bell Centre, that showed Stevenson's true fighting style. His previous match with Dawson lasted 78 seconds and resulted in a knock out after the first round.

Stevenson's next match will be mandatory defensive match against England's Tony Bellew. The match is expected to occur sometime early next year.


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