Serheii Bohachuk is off this week's Ring City show due to illness (possibly coronavirus). The undefeated Bohachuk was slated to face Brandon Adams (21-3), but the the show will go on with Adams instead facing Florida's Sonny Duversonne (11-2-2). Ring City's announcement of the new match-up stated: Chasing a dream doesn’t mean you get to avoid all of life’s nightmares. Sonny Duversonne learned this lesson the hard way. As a second generation fighter, boxing was always in Sonny’s blood. But so was the violent streak that led to trouble in his teenage years, and eventually, time in prison. It was there that Sonny learned vital lessons in self-discipline, and saw how penitentiary rules could actually help him navigate life in South Florida once he was released. Essential to that new life was his childhood love for boxing. Despite being a “late starter” at 27, Duversonne's resilience, punching power, and 80-inch reach have all contributed to his 11-2-2 record with 8 KOs. His only losses include a split-decision versus Chordale Booker in November, and a losing decision against Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson in October, where Duversonne scored a fifth-round knockdown.
As for Adams, “battle tested” is his badge of honor he wears it proudly. As the seventh out of nine children, Adams has been fighting his whole life. As a child, he fought against gangs and drugs that ran rampant on the streets in his hometown of Watts, California. Once he found boxing, he fought his way through the amateurs, and then, when he went pro, through a cadre of world-class sparring partners including Shawn Porter and Gennadiy Golovkin. He fought his way through the Epix Television Series “The Contender,” where he defeated Shane Mosley Jr. to win the title, all while personally coping with the sudden passing of his longtime trainer. Now trained by Dub Huntley, Adams returns to the ring for the first time since challenging Jermall Charlo for the WBC regular belt in 2019.