Canadian southpaw Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (21-1-0 with 18 KOs) will put his World Boxing Council (WBC), Ring Magazine and linear world light heavyweight title on the line against American Tavoris "Thunder" Cloud (24-1-0 with 19 KOs).
Stevenson, a native of Haiti who lives in Quebec and who is a rapidly growing attraction there, will be back at the Bell Centre in Montreal to face Cloud in the main event of an HBO card.
The WBC champion, who turn 36 on September 22, won his world light heavyweight title by knocking out undisputed light heavyweight king "Bad" Chad Dawson (31-3-0, 17 KOs) in 76 seconds. His victory stunned the audience at the Bell Centre, Montreal and catapulted Stevenson's reputation to the worldwide HBO viewers.
According to The Ring Magazine, 31-year-old Cloud is ranked fourth among the world's leading light heavyweights, and he is considered the No. 1, 175-pound light heavyweight contender in the United States.
Cloud has suffered only one defeat in his entire career and he has never visited the canvas. During an interview, Cloud mentioned that he believes that his experience will help him overcome the stronger Stevenson.
The undercard that night will feature Jean Pascal taking on George Blades in a tune-up fight leading up to his much anticipated bout against Lucien Bute.