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Adonis Stevenson, Jean Pascal, Dierry Jean and Birmane Stiverne

In the world of Canadian pro boxing, the four top contenders are Haitian-American. Most of the home boxing matches take place in Quebec, where the immigrant community flourishes. It has also developed the top four.

Currently Adonis Stevenson holds the WBC Light Heavyweight title, superseding Jean Pascal, another top Haitian fighter. Dierry Jean is vying for the IBF Light Welterweight and Birmane Stiverne is anticipating his battle against Chris Arreola for the WBC Heavyweight title.

Pascal, now in his 30s, has named the top four: Stevenson, Jean, Stiverne, and himself the Haitian All Stars. The All Stars don't possess a cultural style of fighting like fighters from other countries, but have developed an individual style. Stevenson is a belter and a knockout machine, whereas Pascal is showy and athletic. Jean is quick and forceful, while Stiverne is a heavy and aggressive puncher.

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World Heavyweight Champ, Adonis Stevenson, Haiti's Pride and Joy

The latest national source of pride for Haiti is its native son, Adonis Stevenson, who has become the World Champion Boxer in the heavyweight division for the third time. He won over Chad Dawson with a KO in just over a minute, 78 seconds to be exact. His first two heavyweight titles were fought against opponents, Travis Cloud and Tony Bellew.

Stevenson began life in Port-au-Prince in 1977, immigrating to Canada with his family at five. They settled in Quebec, where Stevenson began his boxing career. He has racked up an impressive record of 22 wins out of 23 fights, 19 of which were KOs.

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Adonis Stevenson next boxing match in Haiti in 2014

The Haitian-born Canadian heavyweight boxer Adonis Stevenson is interested in fighting in Haiti in 2014. During a successful visit on his native land, the World boxing champion hinted that he would be in favor of something lake this.

This idea came up during his meeting on December 13, 2013 at the National palace in Haiti with president Michel Martelly. As the president suggested the possibility for Adonis Stevenson to have one of his fights in Haiti. "We can certainly organize something together" replied his manager. As the president imagines, this can help create more interest about boxing within the general public.

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Haitian-Canadian Adonis Stevenson stopped Tavoris Cloud

It was long and it was bloody, but, for Adonis Stevenson, the new big storm on the boxing front, defeat was not an option in his fight against his once undefeated contender, Tavoris Cloud.

Months ago, both talented men matched up fairly equally, with zero defeats under Cloud's belt and many consecutive victories racked up by Stevenson. Plus, they both had enough youth, vim and vigor to make the boxing world their oyster.

And then they faced each other. 31 year old Cloud, a former world champion hailing from America, took on Adonis 'Superman' Stevenson, who, in his last bid to defend his world title, had knocked out his then opponent, Chad Dawson, also from the States, in just over a minute. Cloud, however, with his impressive record and years of experience, didn't prove such an easy fight.

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