Ottawa: Canadian Adonis Stevenson beat Chad Dawson, of the US, to grab the World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight title in Montreal.
Stevenson won the title with a technical knock-out when he threw a left-handed punch which left Dawson with a glazed eye -- the referee stopped the contest at 1min 16 sec into the first round Saturday night.
Stevenson, 35, improved his record to 21-1 with 19 wins while Dawson fell to 31-3.
We're building him (RvP) up now because of the World Cup. It’s a pity but we have to or he’ll never be fit.
Louis van Gaal