Adonis Stevenson successfully defended his WBC light-heavyweight title against Sakio Bika in Quebec, Canada on Saturday night with a comprehensive points victory.
Stevenson received the nod from all three judges although their scorecards were arguably a lot closer than the fight would have suggested.
Nevertheless, the defending champion bossed proceedings from start to finish and floored his rival both in the sixth and ninth rounds of the bout.
To his credit, Bika showed great heart and determination to climb off the canvas on both occasions, albeit the first more a tangle of legs as opposed to a genuine knock-down, but the second was undoubtedly the result of a heavy left hand.
Stevenson seemingly landed his left at will throughout the fight as his opponent had no answer to stop it, and aside from some show-boating in the final round, it was an impressive performance from the Haitian.
However, he was unable to claim the stoppage as he would have become the first man to stop Bika, but it is unlikely that that will effect him too much as he continued his winning streak.
It remains to be seen whether or not a bout with Sergey Kovalev can be made next, but the two heavy-handed light-heavyweights are certainly on a collision course and the hope is that they will be able to settle their rivalry and unify the division rather than avoid each other for much longer.