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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…

Jarrett Hurd Decisions Erislandy Lara To Unify Titles At 154 - Photos, Videos And Analysis

Jarrett Hurd Decisions Erislandy Lara To Unify Titles At 154 - Photos, Videos And Analysis

Jarrett Hurd defeated Erislandy Lara ,securing a knock down then went on to win with a very close unanimous decision, thereby unifying  the titles at 154 division. 

The fight ended up a dog fight as both fighters went all out to show superiority, which ended 114-113 edge on the scorecards of judges Glenn Feldman and Dave Morretti and a split-decision victory, while the last judge Judge Burt Clements scored the 12-round fight for Lara, 114-113.

The fight was looking more like a majority draw as both fighters replied each blow they recieved but the younger and stronger Hurd, kept the pressure on which helped him secure a knock down 37 seconds left in their highly competitive 154-pound title unification fight Saturday night in Las Vegas. 

Two of the three judges favored Hurd’s aggression and work inside against Lara, who suffered swelling and a cut around his right eye,thereby retaining his IBF junior middleweight title and won the WBA and IBO super welterweight championships from Lara (25-3-2, 14 KOs)




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