Liverpool ‘s Tony Bellew, 30, challenges world champion Adonis Stevenson for his WBC light-heavyweight title in Quebec City on November 30. It is Bellew’s second shot at a world title after losing on points to Nathan Cleverly with the WBO crown at stake two years ago.
Stevenson, known as Superman for his punching power, has recorded 19 of his 22 wins by knockout but it is his sole defeat against Darnell Boone in 2010 that Bellew remembers better than most of his victories.
“I think I am the Kryptonite – that is the best way of putting it,” Bellew said.
“He has got this moniker, this slogan, this Superman thing – but at the end of the day the cold, hard fact is he has been knocked out by a journeyman, a guy that has won 20 fights and lost 20.
“I am better than Darnell Boone. I am better than any fighter in the world who has won 20 and lost 20. That is a fact.
“They hype Stevenson up to be the next coming of Mike Tyson but, the fact of the matter is, he is just a little man with a huge punch.”
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