Stevenson retains light heavyweight title
QUEBEC CITY (AP) - Adonis Stevenson retained his WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night by stopping Tony Bellew in the sixth round.
Stevenson (23-1) knocked down Bellew (20-2-1) with a left uppercut. When the Englishman got up, he was stunned with another left, followed by a flurry of shots. Bellew was not fighting back, even though he was still on his feet when referee Michael Griffin stopped the bout.
It was a second defense for the Montreal fighter since taking the belt with a spectacular first-round knockout of Chad Dawson in June. He defended with a seven-round win in September over Tavoris Cloud.
In the co-feature, Sergey Kovalev kept the WBO light heavyweight title with a stunning knockout of Ismayl Sillakh only 52 seconds into the second round.