Stevenson stops Karpency in 3rd to retain WBC light-heavyweight title

Adonis Stevenson defended his title for the sixth time, stopping Tommy Karpency in their WBC light-heavyweight match on Friday in Toronto.

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TORONTO — Canada’s Adonis Stevenson successfully defended his WBC light-heavyweight title for the sixth time, stopping American Tommy Karpency in the third round Friday night.

Stevenson (27-1-0) wobbled Karpency (25-5-1) with a left to the chin at the end of the second. The challenger got up, with some difficulty, and was saved by the bell.

Stevenson wasted little time putting down Karpency again in the third. Karpency struggled to his feet and referee Hector Afu called the fight 21 seconds into the round.