Stevenson KOs Sukhotsky to keep WBC belt

Quebec City, QC ( - Adonis Stevenson retained his WBC world light heavyweight title with a knockout, dropping Dmitry Sukhotsky in the fifth round on Friday night.

Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) sent Sukhotsky to the canvas with a straight left near the end of the round.

It was the fourth title defense for the 37-year-old Haitian-born southpaw since he seized the belt with a first-round knockout of Chad Dawson in June 2013.

He has won 12 fights in a row.

The 33-year-old Russian Sukhotsky (22-3) had a four-bout winning streak stopped.