|Roman felt the power that Stevens possesses.|
But things changed last night when the short and stocky power-puncher scored a devastating 1st round KO victory over a tough opponent in Saul Roman. Stevens, knowing that he had to look impressive if he wanted this fight with Golovkin, came out meaning business throwing hayemakers from the off. Roman, who was very game, stood up to the first few but eventually a left-hook caught him straight on the chin and sent him to the canvas. The Mexican rose to his feet but only to be sent down and kept down by another devastating left-hook.
Stevens is now the NABF middleweight champion and on his way to becoming a known name and serious contender in the middleweight division. Since dropping down to 160lb he is on a 4-fight win streak and shown skull-crushing power. Last night would have risen his value and stock and also got a lot of fight fans talking about him. Probably the smart thing to do would be to go for another contender in the division, someone that he would stand a good chance of beating and looking impressive once again. However, the 28-year old seems intent on facing the most dangerous fighter in the division and one of the most complete fighters in the world, WBO & WBA champ Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin. He actually said after the fight "that's what's gonna happen to Golovkin," so he seems pretty confident that this fight is going to happen and that he can win it.
The fight has been proposed for November 2nd on HBO and I'm sure if it does go down (and it's now looking very likely), fans will be looking forward to that date. Two explosive power-punchers going head-to-head. There wouldn't be much more that GGG could prove in this fight, except for that he's got an incredible chin if Stevens does land a few and Golovkin stays up. It may just be another routine win for Golovkin but it will be fun and exciting for fans while it lasts. Whatever happens in the next few months, Curtis Stevens looks like he has a decent future at middleweight.