Boone then June for Stevenson
It appears as though the ongoing saga between the IBF and super-middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson (19-1,16KOs) is finally coming to a close. After weeks of uncertainty as to when Stevenson, the number one ranked contender with the IBF at 168lbs would get his title shot Yvon Michel (Stevenson’s promoter) announced Monday at the GYM headquarters in Montreal, that Adonis will be fighting for the vacant title sometime in June.
The IBF title is currently held by Carl Froch (30-2, 22KOs) who will be facing WBA titlist Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35KOs) in a title unification showdown May 25th in London.
The IBF had previously stated that Froch-Kessler II could not take place later than April 27th if Froch wanted to maintain his title belt. However, it appears an agreement was reached between Yvon Michel and all parties involved allowing Froch-Kessler the opportunity to unify titles on May 25th as long as the winner vacates the IBF title immediately.
So why doesn’t Froch just go ahead and vacate now instead of paying sanctioning fees for a title he will have to relinquish?