Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Adonis Stevenson (22-1, 19 KOs) pressed forward from the opening bell effectively landing his left hand and began to clown Tavoris Cloud (24-2, 19 KOs) in the second round keeping his hands low. Stevenson displayed his counter punching ability in the third and fourth rounds connecting with quick lefts.
The referee warned Cloud for low blows in round five. Stevenson dominated rounds six and seven with his quick reflexes, fast jabs and power. Cloud did not come out for the eighth round due to cut on both eyes and the fight was waved off. With the stoppage victory Stevenson defends his WBC/Ring light heavyweight title for the first time.