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Stevenson defending against Karpency

Photo: RDS Canada

Photo: RDS Canada

Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson is set to headline the September 11 edition of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV, as he’ll be defending his title against Tommy Karpency from Richo Coliseum in Toronto.

While the fight had been revealed by Stevenson via Twitter earlier this week, today promoter Yvon Michel also announced that the co-feature bout will see Errol Spence Jr. take on Chris Van Heerden in a 10-round welterweight bout.

The Sept. 11 event, part of the prestigious Premier Boxing Champions series, WILL BE headlined by the world light heavyweight title fight between defending champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson and challenger Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency.

Karpency is getting the crack at Stevenson based off of his split decision win over former champ Chad Dawson last October.

Van Heerden (23-1-1, 12 KOs), 28, is also a southpaw. During his outstanding career, he has registered victories against the likes of Sebastian Lujan, Cosme Rivera, Matthew Hatton, Ray Narh, Cecil McCalla and Ramon Avila.

“We are very happy to have Spence versus Van Heerden as the televised co-feature on our September 11th event in Toronto,” GYM president Yvon Michel said. “They are two of the most talented welterweights in the world. This match-up has all of the makings of an exciting, explosive, fan-friendly fight. We’re thrilled that boxing fans in the U.S. and Canada will be able to watch this fight, as well as ‘Superman’ Stevenson against Karpency, on national television.”

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