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WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson has announced his next move, and his number one mandatory challenger Eleider Alvarez will be stepping aside to allow Stevenson ANOTHER voluntary defence.
Adonis Stevenson has not fought a mandatory challenger since he faced Tony Bellew in 2013. That’s 4 years now he has completely worked his way around the division and picked off lesser contenders.
His best win within those 4 years is Andrzej Fonfara, who we have recently seen get blasted away by Joe Smith Jr. With Eleider Alvarez’ recent stoppage of Lucian Bute, it puts him in the number one spot to face Stevenson.
However things are not as straight forward as they seem. Stevenson and Alvarez are both advised and promoted by the same people, and their promoter has convinced Alvarez to take step aside money and delay the fight even further.
Stevenson will now be facing Sean Monaghan, a 35-year-old undefeated New York resident. This padded record of 28-0 isn’t to be fooled by as his most recent fight saw him go the distance with Fernando Castaneda, a man who was stopped by both Frank Buglioni and Hosea Burton.
This adds to the list of people Stevenson has been due to fight, but for one reason or another has not happened. Sergey Kovalev, Andre Ward, Joe Smith Jr & now Eleider Alvarez.