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Shakur Stevenson Breaks Down Felix Caraballo, Stops Him In Six

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WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson made a successful 130 pound debut against Felix Caraballo, working him down to a sixth round stoppage victory in a non title fight at the MGM Grand Conference Center on Tuesday night.

Stevenson toyed with his opponent, breaking him down with every shot before, eventually ending the fight with a big body shot in the sixth round. The shot sent Caraballo to his knees and his gloves on the canvas and while stuck there because of the pains, the referee Tony Weeks was forced to end the fight at exactly 1:31 of the sixth.

With the win, the 2016 silver medallist Stevenson retained his unbeaten record and improved to (14-0, 8KOs). Stevenson was placed a 100-1 favourite, heading into the fight and he proved right the bookmarkers by winning all the five rounds (50-44, 50-44, 50-43) before the stoppage, dropping Caraballo (13-2-2, 9 KOs) twice in the first round…

TRAINER : Mikey Garcia Vs Errol Spence Is A Bad Idea Now

TRAINER : Mikey Garcia Vs Errol Spence Is A Bad Idea Now
22/2/2018

Mikey Garcia Wins

Three division world champion Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) has a big test coming up on the 10th of March as he attempts to take on the  undefeated junior welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets and after the test hopes to move up weight to face the biggest in the welterweight division.

"It's a bigger challenge, a bigger weight class. People may not take me serious, but I'm coming to welterweight later. That's going to happen. Whether it's at the end of this year or next year - I'm coming," Garcia told BoxingScene.

"I have to get done with these fights first at lightweight and super lightweight. But I'll be at welterweight soon, and if the opponent is offered and presented - I might be there even sooner. I would love the opportunity to fight Thurman or Spence. If you are going to challenge for a championship, you may as well do it against the best fighter.

"I don't want to take easy fights. I want something that's excites me, that motivates me. A title and a big name motivates me. And if its Spence or Thurman, those are the biggest names at welterweight."

This could be possible according to Mikey, but his coach and trainer Robert Garcia which happens to be his elder brother doesn't see a move up 147 pounds to face IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence (23-0, 20 KOs) or Thurman as a good idea.

"I think Mikey will eventually move up in weight. And like a lot of other fighters who move up in weight, sometimes it's not really because they are too big for their weight division and they have to move up - its because of the business and their skills are good enough to compete at a higher division," Robert Garcia told BoxingScene

"We have fighters who have won titles in five or six divisions and it was because of their skills.... Oscar De La Hoya did it, Mayweather, Pacquiao, Cotto. It's not because they were that big - its because of their skills. And I think that Mikey will eventually be able to do that, but I think right now I think it would be a mistake to go right out there and challenge Errol Spence. Spence I think is the best fighter in the division. He's very strong, very talented. I think we have to take it easy on that fight.

"Mikey might be able to beat a few welterweights - but if we pick the right welterweights Mikey might be able to compete in that division. It would have to be the right welterweight and not Errol Spence. But if at the end of the year Mikey decides to make that move - then we are going to support him and train him to do everything that he could do to beat him, but I personally would not push for that fight."

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