Adonis Stevenson
Canada's Adonis Stevenson celebrates after defeating Tony Bellew of England during their World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight title boxing match at the Colisee in Quebec City, December 1, 2013. Reuters

Adonis Stevenson of Canada defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) world lightweight title on Friday night knocking out Dmitry Sukhotsky of Russia in the fifth round of their title fight on Friday night at the Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

The 37 year old Stevenson, who is born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti but resides in Laval, Quebec and represents Canada used a powerful left at the end of the said round to make his fourth successful title defence of the light heavyweight crown. Stevenson became the world champion on June 8, 2013 when he knocked out Chad Dawson in the first round. Stevenson has since won over Tavoris Cloud, Tony Bellew and Andrzej Fonfara.

The 5 foot 11 Stevenson who goes by the nickname “Superman” upped his win-loss-draw record to 25-1-0 with 21 knockouts while dropping the unheralded Sukhotsky to 22-2-0 with 16 knockouts. The Russian had little chance in the bout going down once in the second round and thrice in the deciding fifth round. Stevenson has now won 12 bouts in a row with his last loss coming against Darnell Boone on April 16, 2010. The 33 year old Sukhotsky lost for the first time since 2012 and had a four-match winning streak snapped.

Stevenson now looks to bigger fights in 2015 possibly against other light heavyweight top contenders in Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1), Jean Pascal (29-2-1), Juergen Braehmer (45-2), Andrzej Fonfara (26-3) or Karo Murat (26-2-1). Kovalev and Pascal will meet on March 14, 2015 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the World Boxing Association (WBA) super world, International Boxing Federation (IBF) world and World Boxing Organization (WBO) world light heavyweight titles. The winner of the fight will most likely get a pairing with Stevenson and they’ll battle for the undisputed light heavyweight title in late 2015 or early 2016.