The Return Of Superman:
Interview With Adonis Stevenson
By Jeff Emond Jeffrey
Jeff Emond Jeffrey: Good morning Superman! Welcome back to
Adonis Stevenson: Happy to be here again, thank you! GYM
Promotion is my family!
JEJ: What made you want to become a prizefighter?
AS: When I was younger, I was already a street fighter. I
had a lot of fights there. Then I decided to give it a try
in a boxing gym. And so it went on. In my amateur career, I
became Quebecís middleweight champion in 2004 and Canadianís
middleweight champion in 2005 and 2006. I also am very proud
to have won a silver medal in the Commonwealth game in
Australia in 2006 and in the same year I was a pro-fighter!
JEJ: What was your amateur record?
AS: If I recall correctly, 50 victories and only 4 defeats
JEJ: Last year you fought under the promotion of Lou DiBella.
It was you first and only fight under his management team
too and it end up with an humiliating defeat at the hands of
Darnell Boone. It was not the Superman boxing fans were use
to see. What happened?
AS: Your are right! Iím way better than that and I will
prove it against The Black Lion, Derek Edwards, a much
stronger opponent than Boone.
I was poorly managed back in the states. They did not really
care about what was best for me. We moved around a lot, from
hotel rooms to another and did not take time enough to train
properly. So it was unstable for me and I didnít like that
at all. Thatís why I came back to GYM, my family. They give
me stability and Iím well managed. Plus they gave me a good
fight for Friday night at the Bell center.
JEJ: You were trained by John David Jackson, former 2 times
light middleweight champion
( WBA and WBO ). Any problems with him?
AS: Jackson is a very good trainer, itís not his fault. What
happened in the States was because of instability created by
my management team, not my trainer. But after the defeat I
wanted to go back with GYM.
JEJ: Your are nicknamed Superman, with your 7 first round
KOís in 10 fights itís not surprising. How did tour nickname
AS: When I was fighting in amateur against Fred McGuwen in
Saint-Catherine, Ontario. He was hitting me a lot and I
didnít feel any of his shots, but when I hit him, he went
down shortly after. Just like Superman!
JEJ: Your next opponent is the Black Lion, Derek Edwards.
What do you know about him?
AS: He only has one defeat and 25 victories! He has a good
reputation, works a lot in counter punching and heís very
quick too! Still, I wanna show him my power, Iím seeking a
knockout for sure!
JEJ: Boxing fans in Montreal are expecting a spectacular
performance in your comeback fight, How do you feel about
AS: I feel good and they wonít be disappointed
JEJ: Thank you for your time Adonis.
AS: With pleasure, I will knock out Edwards!!