Adonis Stevenson: Net worth prior to Fonfara rematchWritten by Lee Cleveland
Tonight, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) rematches Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KOs).
The bout will be televised live on Showtime from Montreal's Bell Center in Quebec, Canada.
Stevenson, a Haitian Canadian boxer, is one of the last fighters trained by the great Emanuel Steward before his death and one of boxing's longest reigning belt-holders.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Stevenson moved to Montreal, Quebec with his family when he was seven. By 14 years old, he was living on the streets and soon fell into a violent gang which drew him into a criminal lifestyle.
After some time in jail, Adonis got his life in order and became Quebec Middleweight champion in 2004, and best amateur fighter of the country in 2005–2006. He also grabbed the Canada national title in 2005 and 2006. Stevenson competed in the XVIII Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia in 2006 and won the silver medal losing to local Australian Jarrod Fletcher in the final. It was also the only medal a Canadian boxer received at the games.
Date of Birth : September 22, 1977
Birthplace : Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Country: Canada by way of Haiti
Age : 39
As a professional, Adonis moved up to light heavyweight to face Lineal/WBC/The Ring champion Chad Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs) on June 8, 2013. Stevenson hit Dawson with a left hook that dropped him very early in the first round of the fight, and although Dawson got up before the count of eight the referee stopped the fight giving Stevenson an unexpected knockout victory. Stevenson's victory was his eighth straight since his only career defeat, all coming by knockout.
The Dawson knockout was voted as Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year for 2013.
Per TheCelebritiesNetWorth.com, Adonis Stevenson is worth $3.2 Million.
That number is lower than what many in 2013 would have assumed it would be at this point (June 2017).
Four years ago, Stevenson was the hottest fighter in boxing and the man to beat at light heavyweight. Although he's done nothing but win, yet inactivity and unpopular opponents have left Adonis a forgotten man of sorts. Even in his division, Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev and Joe Smith, Jr have gotten more attention of late.
For his net worth to surge, Adonis must a) fight more often or b) face and defeat another big name such as Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev, Joe Smith Jr or Jean Pascal.
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