VIDEO: Adonis Stevenson goes up to Badou Jack during presser, promises one-punch KO

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018 | 0

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0, 24 KOs) has promised a one-punch knockout of challenger Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KOs) when the two stalwarts trade punches in Toronto come Saturday night.

Stevenson, who has won his last three bouts inside the distance, looked all charged up ahead of the bout as he went up to Jack to warn him – blink and you miss it.

“Don’t blink. Because it’s only going to take one punch to knock him out,” Stevenson said during Thursday’s press conference. “I am looking for the knockout. It’s 12 rounds and I just need one punch. Only one. That’s all I need.

“And as soon as it lands, I’m going to knock him out, and he will stay on the floor.”

Jack, meanwhile, barring the fifth-round stoppage win over Nathan Cleverly last year, hasn’t really been convincing in his recent fights. He drew with James DeGale and somehow managed to outpoint the likes of Lucian Bute, George Groves and Anthony Dirrell.

Despite, the 2008 Olympian vowed to end the fight early as he questioned Stevenson’s chin.

“He can start looking for excuses now, because I’m going to knock him out,” Jack said. “I know Adonis is one of the hardest hitters in the business. I know he can give it, but can he take it?”

For the record, both guys have been knocked out once in their respective careers. While Jack was upset in the first round itself by Derek Edwards (then 26-3-1) in February 2014, Stevenson was stopped in the second round by Darnell Boone (16-5-2) back in April 2010.

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