Canada added to its already rich boxing history with the recent WBC Light Heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson vs. “Bad” Chad Dawson fight promotion. While the fight ended one minute and sixteen seconds into the first round after Stevenson connected with a monster left hand, its impact will be felt for some time in Canada. The anti-doping testing protocol designed by Interbox and GYM promotional outfits for the Lucian Bute vs. Jean Pascal fight postponed until late December/early January was used for Stevenson-Dawson. It marked the first time such stringent tests were performed on a Canadian boxing match both for the fight and training camp. Results are still pending from the World Anti-Doping Agency-approved testing which was paid for by the athletes.
The fight also marked the first time both state commission testing and an independent testing organization with state-of-the-art anti-doping tests collected samples on the same night.