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After The Crossfire – UPDATED – Adonis Stevenson vs Dmitri Sukhotsky (with video)

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MMA Crossfire – Adonis Stevenson vs Dmitri Sukhotsky predictions

Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1-0, 20 KOs) is rolling.

The 37-year-old WBC light-heavyweight champion has won his last eleven fights, with another hometown bout tomorrow against 33-year-old Russian challenger Dmitri Sukhotsky (22-2-0, 16 KOs), a winner of four straight.

The money is on Superman, but not so fast. Sukhotsky said that Stevenson “looked nervous” at the presser, “like he wasn’t ready to fight.”

Many critics are wondering why Stevenson hasn’t fought WBO, IBF, and WBA champ Sergey Kovalev, who is defending against Canadian Jean Pascal in March.

The worst thing Stevenson can do is overlook his opponent. He says he is focused, but with more attractive looking fights on the horizon, it’s easy to get distracted.

We’ll have to see who makes the statement Friday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

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Adonis Stevenson
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TALE OF THE TAPE

Adonis Stevenson
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, left, faces Dmitri Sukhotsky at the weigh-in, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

ADONIS “SUPERMAN” STEVENSON

Adonis Stevenson
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson raises his arms at the weigh-in, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

AGE: 37

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 175 POUNDS

STANCE: SOUTHPAW

REACH:UNLISTED

DMITRI SUKHOTSKY

Dmitri Sukhotskiy
WBC light heavyweight contender Dmitri Sukhotsky raises his arms at the weigh-in, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

AGE: 33

HEIGHT: 5-11 1/2

WEIGHT: 175 POUNDS

STANCE: ORTHODOX

REACH: UNLISTED

MMA Crossfire Expert Noel Clubb is away, so Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main event.

Andrews: Stevenson is the power–punching southpaw tries to punish his opponents but can also go the distance. Sukhotsky is a decent fighter, but the fight depends on the performance of Superman. If he coasts, or overlooks his opponent, Dmitri is more than good enough to win. If he handles his business, he should win.

Adonis Stevenson
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, left, reacts while facing Dmitri Sukhotskiy at the weigh-in, Dec. 18, 2014 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

I think Superman will show up, because he has to win impressively to build his name and cash in on the more attractive fights.  Sure, Dmitri has motivation to win, but the bottom line is Superman wins, by TKO.

Andrews Prediction: Adonis “Superman” Stevenson via TKO.

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