“Perhaps no professional sport places more emphasis on recent history than boxing, where general inactivity makes last impressions lasting. Adonis Stevenson, who won a unanimous decision over Andrzej Fonfara at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, last night, is the latest example of this phenomenon. Stevenson’s career is in many ways a sprint to separate his years in a criminal flesh trade from his years in a legal one. His success in this endeavor has nothing to do with contrition or atonement, of course, but in giving the public the fights it wants to see. Which is not to say Stevenson’s past does not remain on peoples’ lips.”
Read The Flesh Trade: Adonis Stevenson W12 Andrzej Fonfara on The Cruelest Sport.