The upcoming (August 1) fight between Anthony Bonsante and Adonis Stevenson, originally published as an 8-rounder, has been upgraded to a 12 round bout with Stevenson’s WBC Continental Americas super middleweight belt at stake.
Picking a favorite for this one is tough because Bonsante has fought naturally bigger men before, not always with stellar results. On the other hand, it’s difficult to know just how good the 30 year old prospect Stevenson is, because his 11-0 record wasn’t exactly chiseled out of stone. In fact, Bonsante will be a big step up in class for Stevenson, whose best previous opponent was probably Marlon Hayes – who was on a 1-6 tear at the time.
To be perfectly honest, the Fistic Mystic would like to see Bonsante campaign at middleweight, but it’s understandable, if the middleweight opponents don’t materialize, that Bonsante would want to take a good payday when and where he can find one. Just the same, all of Minnesota is salivating over the possibility of a Bonsante-Andy Kolle fight, which seems like a natural next step for both men. Won’t somebody please make that fight happen?
The Fistic Mystic says: Tune in to ESPN2 on August 1st to see Bonsante take out his frustrations on the unfortunate Stevenson. That’s right, I’m picking Bonsante.