QUEBEC — Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has lost his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title.
Ukraine’s Oleksandr Gvozdyk (16-0) knocked out Stevenson (29-2-1) at 2:49 of the 11th round on Saturday night at the Videotron Centre.
Trailing on points in the bout, Gvozdyk seemed to be fresher than Stevenson as the match went longer. Stevenson was ahead on two of the judges’ card and tied on the third one.
It was Stevenson’s 10th title defence since winning the belt against Chad Dawson in 2013.
It marked the 41-year-old Stevenson’s first loss since 2010 and was his first defeat ever in Canada.
Gvozdyk was fighting in Canada for the first time.