Stevenson: Jack Rematch Has To Be In Canada

While he is still the WBC light heavyweight champion, Adonis Stevenson did not get the win on Saturday night against Badou Jack.

Stevenson would keep the title after two judges scored the bout 114-114, with the third giving Jack the win with a 115-113 decision for their fight at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.

Stevenson is up for a rematch, but is not willing to have a rematch outside of his native Canada, where he’s fought exclusively since September 2011.

Jack disagrees, and called upon Stevenson  to have a rematch in Las Vegas. “I came to his place. Now it’s his turn to come to my place,” claimed the challenger.

One major issue is Stevenson’s criminal record, which makes it near impossible for him to enter the United States for a fight, but even if it were possible, he’s not interested.

“The belt is in Canada, so if he wants it he has to come here to get it. It’s not for him to decide [where the rematch takes place], because he’s not the champion,” Stevenson said.

“There are not a lot of world championship fights being held in Canada and it’s good for the development of the sport. Fights like these to inspire young people.”

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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