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HOBOKEN, New Jersey (February 13, 2012) - FIGHT NOW TV TM- America's only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel - announced today that it will air the loaded "Fast & Furious Boxing Series" event this Saturday night (Feb. 18) live from the famed Bell Centre in Montreal.


American boxing fans will be able to watch some of the best boxers from north of the border, including world super middleweight contender Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (16-1, 13 KOs), who battles former NABF champion Jesus "El Martillo" Gonzales (27-1, 14 KOs). Stevenson will defend his IBF Inter-Continental title belt in the 12-round main event fight that will also have world title fight implications as an IBF super middleweight voluntary eliminator fight for the No. 2 rating. The IBF has also ordered an eliminator fight for the No. 1 ranking and that winner will fight the Stevenson-Gonzales victor to determine the mandatory challenger for IBF 168-pound champion Lucian Bute.


"Once again promoter Yvon Michel (GYM Boxing) has assembled a strong event with a great mix of fighters who deliver the action," said Mike Garrow, GM and co-founder of FIGHT NOW TV. "Viewers of FIGHT NOW TV let us know they enjoyed the last GYM event from Montreal we did, so we are very happy to be able to offer another great night of fights."


The "Fast & Furious Boxing Series" is presented by Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron


"This is our second event with FIGHT NOW TV and this offers us a very interesting window for marketing our shows and fighters," Michel explained. "A lot of people in the United Starts have heard a lot of good things about what we're doing in our market for boxing, but they haven't had a chance, until now, to see it on a regular basis. Our deal with FIGHT NOW TV is to show all of our shows this year. It's a great opportunity for our shows to be seen in the U.S. and for them to watch our fighters.


"Adonis Stevenson is the most underrated fighter in the 168-pound division. He is the best kept secret in boxing. American fans will have an opportunity to see not only his great punching power, but his solid boxing skills and overall ability. 'Superman' will play a major role in the super middleweight division."


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Emanuel Steward predicts world title for Adonis 'Superman' Stevenson




MONTREAL (February 16, 2012) - Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward predicts a world title for his newest Kronk Gym-boxer, super middleweight sensation Adonis "Superman" Stevenson, who defends his International Boxing Federation ("IBF") Inter-Continental belt Saturday night in Montreal, in the 12-round main event that is also an IBF voluntary eliminator for the No. 2 position, against former NABF champion Jesus "El Martillo" Gonzales (27-1, 14 KOs).


Rated in the top 15 of the four major governing bodies, as high as No. 7 by the World Boxing Association ("WBA"), the dangerous Stevenson (16-1, 13 KOs) is also the reigning North American Boxing Association ("NABA") and North American Boxing Organization ("NABO") and International Boxing Federation ("IBF") Inter-Continental super middleweight champion. After this week's action, "Superman" will quickly switch his sights to become the No. 1 rated and mandatory challenger to IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute.


Stevenson vs. Gonzalez headlines a Quebec star-studded "Fast & Furious Boxing Series" event, presented by Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron, at the famed Bell Centre.


Steward is in Austria training WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko for his March 3 title defense against Jean Marc Mormeck in Germany. However, Emanuel will be working Stevenson's corner this Saturday evening, passing up an opportunity to watch WBC heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko fight Dereck Chisora, also in Germany, on the same night.


"Adonis' training camp (in Detroit) has been phenomenal," reported Steward, who trained Stevenson at the Kronk Gym until recently leaving for Austria. "Of all the great world champions who've trained over the years at Kronk, including Sugar Ray Leonard before and after the 1976 Olympics, Adonis has created the most excitement. Chad Dawson trained there for one fight and he had some tough workouts with (world middleweight contender) Andy Lee. Adonis and Andy have had electric workouts, like Ali-Frazier fights.


"Adonis Stevenson has unbelievable punching power, focus and intensity. His intensity is the same in the first and last round, which is unusual, and he runs every morning and evening. One night I looked out my window and saw somebody running in a blizzard. It was Adonis. He lived 2-3 miles away and it was a Sunday. He said he was bored and came over to watch boxing tapes. I've had many world champions but his punching power and intensity is not normal. I'm very excited about Adonis and I can't see any 168-pounder not having a very tough time against him. He will definitely be world champion the first opportunity he gets.


"I also believe he has one of the best boxing promoters in the world. I know how Yvon Michel moves his fighters and how well he treats them."


Saturday night's exciting eight-round co-feature will showcase undefeated North American Boxing Organization ("NABO") light heavyweight title-holder, Colombian native and Montreal favorite Eleider "Storm" Alvarez (7-0, 5 KOs), defending his belt against former USBA champion Otis "Triple OG" Griffin (23-9-2, 9 KOs), winner of Oscar de la Hoya's The Next Great Champ television reality show.


The undercard is stacked from top to bottom, featuring four entertaining eight-round bouts: Montreal light welterweight Dierry "Douggy" Jean (20-0, 13 KOs) vs. former English champion Ryan Barrett (25-9-3, 5 KOs), former NABA super featherweight titlist Arash Usmanee (16-0, 8 KOs) vs. Danish invader Innocent Anyanwu (21-3-2, 12 KOs), unbeaten 2008 Colombian Olympian Oscar "Kaboom" Rivas (8-0, 5 KOs) vs. Croatian kick-boxer Ivica Perkovic (15-12, 11 KOs), and 2009 Canadian National Team member, popular featherweight Tyler Asseltine (8-0, 5 KOs), vs. undefeated Italian boxer Nicola Cipolletta (8-0, 2 KOs).


Also scheduled to fight on the undercard is Quebec heavyweight Didier Bence (4-0, 2 KOs) vs. Stephane "Brutus" Tessier and light welterweight Ghislain Maduma (5-0, 2 KPs) vs. Jeremy Abbott (3-2, 2 KOs) in a pair of six-round bouts; as well as super featherweight Baha Laham (7-0, 2 KOs) vs. Csaba "Little Tyson" Toth in a four-round match. All fights and fighters are subject to change.


The Officials for the Stevenson/Gonzales IBF title eliminator are:


Supervisor: Vaughan LaPrade, Richmond, Virginia, USA


Referee: Marlon Wright, Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada


Judges: Herb Santos, Reno, Nevada, USA


Sylvan LeBlanc, Blainville, Quebec, Canada


John Parish, Oak Par, Michigan, USA


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Steward hasn't exactly been on a "roll" with these guys who's careers he's taken over, other than Lennox and the Klitschkos. Several have been absolute disasters like Jermain Taylor and his limited time with De La Hoya, and there's a watch list for more that includes guys like Andy Lee. That Steward thinks he's added something to Stevenson doesn't mean squat to me, his track record has been so spotty of late.
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