Moments ago, at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson successfully defended his title for the second time in a row, stopping the previously undefeated Tony Bellew in the 6th round. Stevenson quickly put Bellew on his back foot as he walked him down behind his jab and right hook, all the while looking to set up his powerful left hand. Bellew, on the other hand, looked content to counter, keeping his distance as he circled the ring.
It didn't take long for the action to heat up, however, as Stevenson began to land his straight left with consistency by the end of round 3. That trend continued in the following rounds as Stevenson continued to back Bellew up to the ropes and land the bigger shots. In the 6th round, Stevenson landed a devastating left hand that sent Bellew crashing to the canvas. Although he beat the count, Stevenson jumped on him and landed two follow-up left hands that had Bellew out on his feet, prompting the referee to call a halt to the action.
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