Stevenson too strong for Bellew

  • Last Updated: December 1 2013, 16:56 GMT

Tony Bellew has lost his bid to take the WBC light-heavyweight title from Canada's Adonis Stevenson in Quebec City.

Adonis Stevenson celebrates his victory
Adonis Stevenson celebrates his victory

Stevenson won in a sixth-round stoppage as the Canadian's punches proved too powerful.

A huge left-hand rocked Bellew to his feet, and the fight was stopped when the Liverpudlian was boxed into a corner moments later.

The 31-year-old Bellew, who lost a world title challenge to Nathan Cleverly in 2011, had been ranked as the underdog against the 36-year-old Stevenson.

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